Finance in Displacement – Exploring and Strengthening Financial Lives of Refugees

Finance in Displacement

Joint research project facilitated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 2019-2021

Project consortium: Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Tufts University, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This research project will explore the financial and economic lives of displaced people using approaches appropriate for the sensitive context of forced displacement. It seeks to address existing knowledge gaps in understanding the financial needs of refugees, how those are met by existing financial services market, and where there is need for better support. It will engage key stakeholders and service providers in making sense of the implications of these insights for their own work, in two focus countries—Jordan and Kenya—and beyond. The findings from the project will feed into policy and programmatic interventions of key partners such as German Development Cooperation, IRC, and others.

Principal investigators: Hans-Martin Zademach and Kim Wilson (Tufts University)
Team: Swati Mehta Dhawan, Eva Garcke, Daphne Jayasinghe, Anneleen Vos (both IRC), Radha Rajkotia, Julie Zollmann (Tufts) et al.
More information: The Journeys Project

The monthly newsletter

  • FIND Highlights - 09/2021
    Journeys Project: Highlights & Updates
    Our September 2021 selection of monthly highlights & updates
  • FIND Newsletter - 09/2021
    Social Capital and Non-Urban Resettlement
    A case study of Somali refugees in Lewiston, Maine
  • FIND Highlights - 08/2021
    Journeys Project Highlights & Updates
    Our August 2021 selection of monthly highlights & updates
  • FIND Newsletter - 08/2021
    Migrant and Refugee Stories: Visual Journeys
    Illustrations of Migrant and Refugee Journeys
  • FIND Highlights - 07/2021
    Journeys Project: Highlights & Updates
    Our July 2021 selection of monthly highlights & updates
  • FIND Newsletter - 07/2021
    Mobile Money and Financial Health
    Reshaping tools and services to build financial health for migrants
  • FIND Highlights - 06/2021
    Journeys Project: Highlights & Updates

    Our June 2021 selection of monthly highlights & updates
  • FIND Symposium
    The FIND Symposium: Findings, Expert Discussion, and Recommendations for Refugee Financial Services
    Building a strong foundation for effective refugee financial services
  • FIND Newsletter - 04/2021
    Finance in Displacement – 8 Months of Fresh FINDings
    Looking ahead to our FIND Symposium, we reflect on some of our FINDings.
  • FIND Newsletter - 02/2021
    Finance in Displacement – A Gendered Perspective
    What are the financial health realities faced by women refugees in Jordan and Kenya?
  • FIND Newsletter - 01/2021
    Following where Community-Driven Organizations Lead
    Lessons for strengthening refugee financial integration
  • FIND Newsletter - 12/2020
    Stuck on Getting By
    Why are most refugees in Jordan stuck in the survivelihood phase?
  • FIND Newsletter - 11/2020
    Financial Integration and Friendship
    Local networks and the critical role they play in refugee adaptation.
  • FIND Newsletter - 10/2020
    Entrepreneurship Amidst Displacement
    Why some respondents adjust better than others
  • FIND Newsletter - 09/2020
    Bureaucracy and Identification
    Taking stock of the fundamental obstacles that undermine even the most persistent refugees.
  • FIND Newsletter - 08/2020
    Financial Journeys and COVID-19
    Mapping the financial journeys of refugees and asylum seekers in Jordan, and the impact of COVID-19 on the economic lives of refugees in Nairobi.

Further information on the newsletter you´ll find here.

Further selected publications

Other information

FIND Short profile

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High Level FINDings

High Level FINDings

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FIND Symposium Selected Voices

FIND Symposium

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FIND Jordan Workshop

The Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Tufts University organised the FIND Jordan Workshop “Finance in Displacement: Refugee Integration in Jordan” on 13th July 2021. This virtual workshop featured key insights drawn from empirical research conducted in Jordan in 2019 and 2020, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Through our findings, we hope to provide recommendations to policymakers, humanitarian and development agencies, and other actors whose work aims to improve the lives of refugees.

A wide range of Jordanian stakeholders supporting refugee protection, livelihoods, and financial inclusion participated in the workshop and provided their valuable inputs. Below you can find the video recording presenting the results from the study at the workshop. The detailed agenda is available here: » Download Agenda

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