The Refugee Self-Reliance Initiative (RSRI) launched the first-ever global tool to measure progress of refugee households on their paths to self-reliance. The landmark tool—the Self-Reliance Index (SRI)—is designed to help humanitarian organizations enhance the social and economic ability of refugees both to meet their needs in a sustainable manner and to withstand environmental shocks such as an economic crisis or global pandemic.
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This article in the Journal of Refugee Studies analyzes how we know whether a refugee household is self-reliant if this is not measured? Although self-reliance has been promoted as a critical assistance strategy for refugees in recent years, there have been limited attempts to rigorously measure the concept. This field report introduces a new measurement tool to assess the movement toward self-reliance among refugee households.
Global Refugee Forum 2019 Pledge This pledge highlights an initial two-year commitment to expand the use and support for the Self-Reliance Index to measure self-reliance, increase access to self-reliance programming, and advocate to ensure an enabling environment conducive for self-reliance. This pledge aims to improve standards of practice for refugee assistance and will contribute to … Continued
Thursday, 4 July, 2019, 11:00-16:00, UNHCR GENEVA, CICG, Room 4 Join us for an interactive session to explore measuring, advocating, and programming for self-reliance and economic inclusion through the lens of collective action. UNHCR NGO Consultations. Learn more about the
Join us for an interactive session to explore measuring, advocating, and programming for self-reliance and economic inclusion through the lens of collective action. UNHCR NGO Consultations. Learn more about the
This blog was cross-posted from RefugePoint are co-leading a multi-agency
For more than 100 years, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day. And for more than 100 years, the day has provided a chance to take stock of the status of women and women’s rights around the world. While it’s indisputable that the situation has improved for some women, there’s still a long … Continued
But how do you know if a refugee is really self-reliant? Women’s Refugee Commission (of which I am on the board and a commissioner, respectively) both began developing indicators to determine when refugees achieve self-reliance and are now working with 16 humanitarian actors in a
Sarah Costa, Executive Director, Women’s Refugee Commission said: “Promoting self-reliance for refugees and displaced populations matters now more than ever. It is what refugees want. It is the part of the change the humanitarian system needs.”
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