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How do we Measure Impacts of Refugees and IDPs on Host Countries and Host Communities?

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Mar 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

Nearly 60 million persons were forcibly displaced worldwide due to conflict and persecution at the end of 2014—the highest number since World War II. Forced displacement is not only a humanitarian issue, but also has important economic, social, political, and environmental impacts on the places of origin and destination. The development impacts of forced displacement, however, remain poorly understood.


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Kirsten Schuettler

Kirsten Schuettler is a Senior Program Officer at the World Bank's Development Economics - Global Indicators Group. In the Migration & Remittances team her responsibilities include monitoring remittances flows to the MENA region and contributing to the implementation of the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). Prior to joining the World Bank she worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as a component manager in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Promotion Program in Tunisia and as an advisor on migration and private sector development at GIZ headquarters. She has published on different aspects of the link between migration and economic development. She holds a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Freiburg and a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Hagen.


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