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Vollmer, R. (2019, November). Agency and livelihood-making in protracted displacement: Key insights and recommendations for development cooperation — Synthesis report of the research project "Protected rather than protracted" (BICC Working Paper series No. 10/2019). Bonn: BICC.

As synthesis report of the research project "Protected rather than protracted" BICC Working Paper 10\2019 provides key insights and recommendations for development cooperation. The project’s approach of analysing protracted displacement through the perspectives and experiences of the... more

Vollmer, R. (2019, October). Overcoming protracted displacement: Criteria for development programmes in protracted displacement (BICC Policy Brief series No. 9/2019). Bonn: BICC.

In BICC Policy Brief 9\2019 the author Ruth Vollmer gives the following recommendations: \ Make people’s agency the starting point of livelihood support The support provided to people in protracted displacement by development actors needs to be  based on a thorough understanding of their... more

Schmitz-Pranghe, C., & Vollmer, R. (Eds.). (2019, March). Breaking cycles of displacement (BICC Knowledge Notes series No. 2/2019). Bonn: BICC.

On 28 and 29 November 2018, BICC hosted an international conference entitled “Breaking Cycles of Displacement” in Bonn. The conference presented and discussed the findings of the four-year-long comparative BICC research project “Protected rather than protracted—Strengthening Refugees and Peace”... more

Bohnet, H., Mielke, K., Rudolf, M., Schetter, C., & Vollmer, R. (2015, December). Protected rather than protracted: Strengthening displaced persons in peace processes (BICC Working Paper series No. 3/2015). Bonn: BICC.

This Paper reviews the current state of the art on the return of displaced persons as a durable solution for long-term displacement situations. It outlines the impact, challenges and actors involved in the return process. The Paper shows that present understandings of return, protracted situations... more

Croll, P., & Vollmer, R. (2011). Kompetenzzentrum Diaspora.

Lecture on behalf of the Stuttgart expert meeting on migrants in human rights activities (9 December 2011). more

Vollmer, R., & Warnecke, A. (2011, April). Migration – Integration – Entwicklung. Afrikanische Migrantenorganisationen in NRW (Brief series No. 44). Bonn: BICC.

On behalf of the Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen (SUE), the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), BICC carried out a study on „Migration—Integration—Development. African migrant organizations in North... more

Warnecke, A., Tänzler, D., & Vollmer, R. (2010). Climate change, migration and conflict: Receiving communities under pressure?.

This paper analyzes the likely intersections between climate change, migration and conflict. The paper identifies some of the most relevant factors that might turn environmentally induced migration into a source of conflict and hold major implications for receiving areas. more

Schmitz-Pranghe, C., & Vollmer, R. (Eds.). (2009, April). Migration and displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa: The security-migration nexus II (Brief series No. 39). Bonn: BICC.

BICC brief 39 is a documentation of the results of the international conference "Migration and Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Security – Migration Nexus II" (13-14 February 2009, Bonn). The event was supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)... more

Vollmer, R., Ardakanian, R., Hare, M., Leentvaar, J., van der Schaaf, C., & Wirkus, L. (2009). Institutional capacity development in transboundary water management.

Institutional Capacity Development in Transboundary Water Management. The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme, Side Publication Series “Insights”. UNESCO, Paris. more

Wirkus, L., & Vollmer, R. (Eds.). (2008, July). Monitoring environment and security: Integrating concepts and enhancing methodologies (Brief series No. 37). Bonn: BICC.

BICC brief 37 is based on the proceedings of the Seminar ‘Environment and Conflict—Evaluating and strengthening the means of interdisciplinary cooperation’, which took place in Bonn from the 18–20 September 2007. This Seminar was organized by BICC in cooperation with GMOSS (Global Monitoring for... more