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Humanitarian vs. development aid for refugees: evidence from a regression discontinuity design

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Assistance to refugees living in camps is shifting from a humanitarian model, based on care and maintenance, to a development model that promotes refugee self-reliance through income generating activities, market development, and cash transfers. Evidence on the effects of this paradigm shift is limited. Exploiting a regression discontinuity design, this paper tests whether the adoption of a development approach to refugee assistance in a new settlement in Kenya has a positive impact in the sh...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3835-9388
Publisher:
Centre for the Study of African Economies Publisher's website
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Series number:
WPS/2019­15
Publication date:
2019-10-30
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1077237
Local pid:
pubs:1077237
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2020-05-20

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