World Bank and UNHCR launch report on Understanding the Socioeconomic Conditions of Refugees in Kalobeyei, Kenya
19-year-old Placide Ilunga, Congolese refugee, works at a barber shop in Kalobeyei settlement. The salon employs both refugee and host community hairdressers. UNHCR/Sebastian Rich
The World Bank, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, have launched a report which is based on the results of a 2018 Kalobeyei Socioeconomic Profiling Survey.
The 2018 Kaloyebei socioeconomic survey generates comparable evidence to inform policy and programme targeting to support refugees and host communities. The survey report provides a comprehensive snapshot of demographic characteristics, standards of living, social cohesion and specific vulnerabilities – information that is crucial for informing policy and targeted programming. Read the survey results, analysis, and comparative socioeconomic profiles in the full report, report summary, or the infographic.
Survey generates comparable evidence to inform policy and programme targeting support to refugees and host communities.
The Kalobeyei Settlement was established in 2015 in Turkana West, Kenya, to accommodate the growing population of the Kakuma Refugee Camps. The settlement was set up based on principles of refugee self-reliance, integrated delivery of services to refugees and host community members, and greater support for livelihood opportunities through evidence-based interventions.
The Kalobeyei Integrated Socioeconomic Development Plan (KISEDP), an area-based development framework, aligns with the Global Compact on Refugees in recognizing the need for collecting and using socioeconomic data on refugees and hosts for targeted programming, linking humanitarian and development actions.