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Agency and livelihood-making in protracted displacement: Key insights and recommendations for development cooperation — Synthesis report of the research project "Protected rather than protracted"

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Release date: 2019-11

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 displaced persons themselves has proven key to understanding the actual dynamics, complexities and possible solutions to it. It uncovered and documented a wealth of  different coping strategies across diverse contexts, thus providing new insights into what living  in protracted displacement means for people affected by it and into which kind of support they  require. The author Ruth Vollmer summarises the project’s new research avenues on protracted displacement, such as the  impact of social relations and interactions on displaced peoples’ livelihood options—both locally  and trans-locally—or the various types and patterns of mobility representing livelihood strategies of the displaced.