The failure to fund refugee-led organisations: why the current system is not working, and the potential for change
Caitlin Sturridge, Fran Girling-Morris, Alexandra Spencer, Andhira Kara, Carina Chicet
Image credit:Illustration: Ada Jušić
Refugee-led organisations (RLOs) are a crucial cog in the refugee-response machine, providing essential services to their communities, as well as being more likely to lead responses that are accountable, legitimate, transparent, effective and impactful.
This five-year research project aims to provide rigorous and independent snapshots of funding over time and an evidence-based advocacy tool to improve the quantity and quality of funding that is directed to RLOs. The project focuses on the following research questions:
What is the rationale for donors funding RLOs?
How much funding are donors allocating to RLOs?
What is the quality of the funding to RLOs?
What needs to happen to improve the quantity and quality of funding to RLOs?