Key Findings

For the past three years, we investigated long-lasting displacement situations in Africa, Asia and Europe and analysed options to improve displaced peoples’ lives by enhancing their chances of building sustainable futures. We undertook more than 2,700 interviews with displaced people, policymakers and practitioners in 11 countries.

Our study focussed on the reasons why people end up in protracted displacement situations, what coping strategies they use, and what role networks and mobility play in this regard. We thereby identifyed possible courses of action for policymakers and solutions that are better tailored to the needs and capacities of displaced persons.

In three final publications we will share the key findings from our project:

  • the policy handbook presents 10 key takeaways from our work and provides recommendations for strengthing policy responses to protracted displacement,
  • the synthesis report compares findings from empirical research on protractedly displaced people's livelihoods, networks and mobility across our countries of study,
  • the toolkit brings together practical tools for practitioners involved in funding, designing, and implementing programs for displaced people.

The three final products will be successively published here until June 2022.

TRAFIG Policy Handbook

TRAFIG Policy Handbook

The TRAFIG handbook shares 10 takeaways for strengthening policy responses to protracted displacement that have emerged from our empirical research and policy recommendations, as well as a non-exhaustive list of promising practices for inspiration. These 10 points centre on the TRAFIG project goal of identifying solutions that are better tailored to the needs and capacities of displaced persons. Read more