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Study on Refugee Protection and Development:
Assessing the Development-Displacement Nexus in Regional Protection Policies

In the context of the current development of the Global Compact on Refugees, as well as the recent experience of the Jordan Compact, responses to large-scale refugee crises, and the potential of development approaches, are key areas of potential study. Policy makers are (re-)examining policy options in the context of forced migration, protection and development, based on the priorities and challenges all stakeholders involved are facing. With this in mind, the study aims to assess potential policy options, with the goal of clarifying and incorporating the needs and priorities of relevant stakeholders, not least refugees and the countries hosting them.

The study aims to enhance policy-relevant knowledge on the potential of regional protection policies to support durable solutions and resilience-based development. The study therefore seeks to provide a comprehensive assessment of viable policy options to address the development-displacement nexus for protection in the Middle East region. More specifically, the study aims to build on the experiences of the Jordan Compact, to provide lessons for potential development-focused approaches to displaced populations in Lebanon and Turkey.

Final assessment study analysing policy options with regard to regional protection and development 

Project duration: 2018

Funding: OPEC Fund for International Development, ICMPD

Contact: Maegan Hendow



Working Papers

Lama Kabbanji, Jad Kabbanji (2018): Assessing the Development-Displacement Nexus in Lebanon

Fulya Memişoğlu (2018): Assessing the Development-Displacement Nexus in Turkey









For more information, please download the project description.


ICMPD staff involved:
Malin Frankenhaeuser 
Albert Kraler 
Maegan Hendow