Policy Briefs

Policy Brief No.1

Policy Brief No.1

Governing protracted displacement. What access to solutions for forcibly displaced people?

The governance of displacement and access to protection are closely linked to solutions for displaced people that refer to both the capability of displaced persons to rebuild their lives after displacement and the opportunities available to do so. Current policies to address displacement follow the (often artificial) division of governance structures for displacement. Governance structures, however, often overlap and lead to significant gaps at the same time, leading to protracted displacement characterised by vulnerability, dependency and legal insecurity owing to continuous cycles of displacement and a lack of durable solutions.

The Policy Brief No.1 takes the example of an internally displaced person (IDP) in the DR Congo to show what solutions IDPs can access within the different regimes governing displacement. Read more