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Transforming Livelihoods in Dollo Ado

The Refugee Economies Programme is pleased to announce the launch of our new short documentary film, Dollo Ado: Building Refugee Economies. The film highlights the key findings and lessons learned from the multi-year collaboration of the IKEA Foundation, UNHCR, and the Government in the Dollo Ado refugee camps. Drawing upon our impact evaluation, Building Refugee Economies: An evaluation of the IKEA Foundation's programmes in Dollo Ado, published by the Refugee Studies Centre in 2020, the film provides a unique insight into the livelihoods programmes that have been implemented in the five Dollo Ado refugee camps.

The documentary is produced by the Refugee Studies Centre. It is written by Raphael Bradenbrink and Alexander Betts, and directed by Raphael Bradenbrink.

"IKEA's livelihoods programmes in Dollo Ado represent an extraordinary opportunity to learn.  They provide insights into how to build sustainable economies for both refugees and host communities, of relevance within and beyond the Ethiopian context" -- Alexander Betts (Director, Refugee Economies Programme)

The full evaluation report can be found here. Its key findings are summarised in two short policy briefs, focusing on 'Building Economies' and the 'Cooperatives Model'

The documentary is being launched in an event hosted by the IKEA Foundation on 25 March 2021.

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