This report series is comprised of an integrated national study and a set of regional studies on the policy and operational context in which reforms to Ethiopia’s refugee operation are taking place, with particular attention to service delivery systems for both refugees and host communities.
The integrated national study presents recommendations for addressing a range of policy challenges involved in implementing the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Ethiopia. Key challenges include the lack of clarity about what ‘integration’ should look like in different locations, and which aspects should move at what pace. The study also proposes a new model for understanding the challenges of service delivery integration based on the research.
Five separate reports on each of the main refugee-hosting regions in Ethiopia – Gambella, Somali Regional State (SRS), Tigray, Afar and Benishangul-Gumuz – will be published in 2020, based on research conducted in 2018–2019.