Publications

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DateTitleSummary
2020Moving in contexts of environmental change: a rural-urban livelihoods perspective from Laikipia, KenyaThis paper explores the physical movements, and the translocal connections that accompany them, through the perspective of rural-urban livelihoods in Laikipia County, Kenya.
2020Information and communication technologies and mobility in the Horn of Africa: a review of the literature
This review examines how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) affect intentions and behaviours relating to mobility within the Horn of Africa.
2020Resilience in Action
Local practices and development/humanitarian policies
This review investigates the adoption of ideas of resilience in the drylands of Turkana by the development and humanitarian sector.
2020Localisation and participation within the rollout of the Comprehensive refugee Response Framework in KenyaThis rapid review analyses the extent of localisation and participation in the rollout of the CRRF process in Kenya.
2020COVID-19 and mobility, conflict and development in the Horn of AfricaThis briefing paper brings together emerging information and analyses on COVID‐19 in the HoA, with a particular focus on how these relate to mobility, conflict and development.
2020Migration and migration management on the Ethiopia–Sudan borderThis research project examines the interests of a range of stakeholders in different forms of migration in Metema, Ethiopia, in particular those who are indirectly involved in designing migration responses.
2020Comprehensive Refugee Responses in the Horn of Africa: Regional Leadership on Education, Livelihoods and Durable SolutionsThis report analyses the ways in which the Nairobi Process and CRRF are being implemented in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.
2020Migration and conflict in the Horn of Africa: a review of recent literatureAn overview of new literature related to migration in the Horn of Africa published between 2017 and 2019.
2019The impact of Youth Training and Employment on Migration Dynamics in the Horn of AfricaExploring the relationship between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Ethiopia and Uganda and changing patterns of migration.
2019Disrupting the Finances of Criminal Networks Responsible for Human Smuggling and TraffickingWhat approaches undermine the capacities of criminal to undertake smuggling and trafficking networks?
2018Darfuri migration from Sudan to EuropeDocumenting the experiences of young Darfuris fleeing Sudan for Europe to understanding the drivers migration.
2018Return and (Re)Integration after Displacement; Belonging, Labelling and Livelihoods in Three Somali CitiesExamining the factors that shape displacement, return and (re)integration in Somalia.
2018The Lure of the City; Synthesis report on rural to urban migration in Ethiopia, Kenya and UgandaExamining rural to urban migration in Dire Dawa, Eldoret and Gulu.
2018Eldoret, a City on the Move; Drivers, Dynamics and Challenges of Rural to Urban MobilityExploring the drivers and dynamics related to rural to urban migration in Eldoret.
2018Mobility and Crisis in Gulu; Drivers, Dynamics and Challenges of Rural to Urban MobilityExploring the drivers and dynamics related to rural to urban migration in Gulu.
2018Expectations and Belonging in Dire Dawa; Drivers, Dynamics and Challenges of Rural to Urban MobilityExploring the drivers and dynamics related to rural to urban migration in Dire Dawa.
2018A Rapid Review of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa Research and Evidence FacilityA review of the REF’s outputs and impact
2017Migration Between the Horn of Africa and YemenAre smuggling and trafficking networks driving the growth in migration from the Horn of Africa to Yemen?
2017Migration and Conflict in the Horn of Africa; A Desk Review and Proposal for ResearchThe Desk Review examines the state of research on migration, displacement and conflict in the Horn of Africa.
2016Cross Border Analysis Report SummaryThis is the summary of all four cross border analysis reports exploring Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.
2016Cross Border Analysis Report Cluster 1: Southwest Ethiopia and Northwest KenyaThis report examines the border dynamics concerning Southwest Ethiopia and Northwest Kenya.
2016Cross Border Analysis Report Cluster 2: Kenya Somalia EthiopiaThis report analyses the cross border dynamics of Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia.
2016Cross Border Analysis Report Cluster 3: West Ethiopia and East SudanThis report which provides a mapping and analysis of Western Ethiopia and Eastern Sudan.
Date Title Summary
2019 Comprehensive Refugee Responses in the Horn of Africa: Regional Leadership on Education, Livelihoods and Durable Solutions: summary of findingsA study which considered the implementation of the CRRF and IGAD initiatives in four countries: Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda
2019Changing Places: Migration and Displacement in the Horn of AfricaA summary of discussions from REF’s 2019 forum in Nairobi
20182018 Update of Research Activities & PublicationsResearch activities, initiated research and preliminary findings.
2018Darfuri migration from Sudan to Europe: from Displacement to DespairThis report summary looks at the experiences of young Darfuris fleeing Sudan for Europe.
2018Assessing the impact of migration management systems on livelihoods and migration: Evidence from PuntlandExploring the actual and potential impact of migration management initiatives on sustainable development.
20172017 Update of Research Activities and PublicationsResearch activities, initiated research and preliminary findings.
2017Perilous Journeys, Migration between the Horn of Africa and YemenKey policy implications on movement between the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
2017Migration Between the Horn of Africa and YemenExecutive summary: understanding what is driving the growth in migration from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.
2017Taking Stock: Recent & Upcoming ResearchResearch activities, initiated research and preliminary findings.
2017Migration Between the Horn of Africa and YemenA summary of preliminary findings on our research exploring migration between the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
2017Migration and Conflict in the Horn of Africa: Desk Review BibliographyBibliography examining the state of research on migration, displacement and conflict in the Horn of Africa
DateTitleAuthorSummary
2020Baidoa Municipality initiatives on population displacement and urbanisation: key lessons learned and the way forwardAbdullahi Ali Watiin This paper focuses on the security of Baidoa City, on durable solutions for the challenges facing displaced people, on urbanisation and on private sector engagement with the help of development and humanitarian partners operating in Baidoa, South West State of Somalia.
2020Migration barriers and migration momentum: Ethiopian irregular migrants in the Ethiopia-South Africa migration corridor Yordanos Estifanos and Tanya ZackThe key factors driving a persistent aspiration among Ethiopians to migrate to South Africa, despite intensifying restrictions and hostility.
2018En route to Exile: Organizing Refugee journeys from the Horn of Africa towards EuropeTekalign AyalewExplores the emergence and role of irregular migration infrastructures that support and sustain east African migratory mobility towards Europe.
2018Close and Yet Far; Lived Experiences of Ethiopian Maids in DjiboutiMeron ZelekeThe experiences of Ethiopian female migrants working as maids in Djibouti.
2017Somali Networks in UgandaGianluca Iazzolino and Mohamed HersiThe transformation of Somali entrepreneurship in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.