Economic integration into host communities in times of crisis. How to ease the impact of Covid-19 on displaced populations in low- and middle-income countries

Kuhnt, Jana / Kirsten Schüttler
External Publications (2020)

DEval Policy Brief, published online 08.12.2020

Access to labour market plays an essential role in allowing displaced populations to sustain their livelihoods and integrate into a host community. However, evidence shows that displaced people face specific challenges in integrating into the labour market. Covid-19 further aggravates these challenges. This policy brief presents evidence on interventions to ease the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of displaced populations, in the short term during lockdowns and in the medium and longer term under remaining restrictions and changed economic structures.

About the author

Kuhnt, Jana

Development Economist


Further experts

Christ, Simone

Social Anthropology 

Ekoh, Susan S.

Environmental Research 

Flaig, Merlin

Social Science 

Jaji, Rose


Klingebiel, Stephan

Political Science 

Martin-Shields, Charles

Political Science 

Röthel, Tim