V. Repatriation and Development Assistance


  • Robert F. Gorman
  • Gaim Kibreab




repatriation, development, reintegration, refugee assistance, refugee flows, refugee development


The authors argue that refugees should be seen as agents of a process of development to begin during temporary protection and extend well into the process of return and reintegration. The process of development advocated is intended to engage local resources and energies in the refugee, host and stayee communities, in a "bottom-up" fashion. It involves a unified international role in allocating resources, enlivening and promoting development at the local level, and ensuring accountability. The mechanisms proposed require "judicious, not lavish" external resources, and establish a continuum between emergency relief operations and long-term development assistance. This is a substantially abbreviated version of the authors' original work. Please refer to the notice at the end of this section if you are interested in obtaining a full copy of the paper, which is expected to be published in mid-1996.


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Gorman, R. F., & Kibreab, G. (1996). V. Repatriation and Development Assistance. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 15(1), 14–15. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.21866

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