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In a new RSC Working Paper, Mohbuba Choudhury and Emanuela Paoletti look at the role of private sector actors in the development of economic and labour markets in forced displacement contexts. They also consider the barriers faced by refugees in accessing economic systems and the conditions required for the private sector to enter this sphere.

In this paper, they further review overarching themes and identify key questions that might advance understanding of the most recent trends in relation to private sector development in refugee settings. In particular, the capacity of multi-national corporations and international financial institutions to provide solutions to displacement, and the emerging role of private sector actors in the digital economy which may help us reconsider opportunities for refugee inclusion. Finally, the paper highlights some examples of concrete access for refugees to labour markets and avenues for refugee entrepreneurship.

Read the working paper here:  Reviewing the contribution of the private sector to economic and labour market development in forced displacement contexts