Re-Thinking the Displacement Financing Architecture

Opportunities for pursuing solutions to forced displacement in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia have increased substantially since 2015. With different types of financing existing and applied in different contexts from local, national and regional, and global levels, what are some of the insights gathered for the future?

How can we use financing tactically to create an enabling environment for solutions to displacement?

Aid financing can be used to nudge incentives and broker deals or transactions. Financing agreements can be calibrated to promote inclusion, protection, and consideration of the specific needs of displaced people. This is particularly important in situations of forced displacement, where challenges are not only humanitarian or developmental, they are often first and foremost political, and therefore related to ensuring the rights and protections of displaced people.

ReDSS commissioned research with the central question to ask what type of financing is required to fund solutions to displacement.

The overall study logic is depicted in the diagram below.

Displacement Financing Study Logic visual_Edited

The country studies and executive summaries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and the regional synthesis report are available below. The report’s description below the cover images indicates the themes explored per country.

*The Somalia Country Study Executive Summary is also available in Somali. 

Regional Synthesis Report
The Ethiopia Country Study

*The Somalia Country Study Executive Summary is also available in Somali language. 


The research was conducted by Lydia Poole, with financial support provided by FCDO, Danida, and the EU.

Special thanks to our ReDSS Members and Partners for contributing to the success of this research

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