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Discussion Paper: Development approaches to forced displacement in the Great Lakes Region

13 Sep 2016
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Migration and displacement are key priorities for UNDP’s support for achieving the sustainable development agenda in the Great Lakes Region (GLR). In preparation for the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, this Discussion Paper presents UNDP’s role in promoting development approaches to forcibly displaced population groups in the GLR, including support to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities and communities of return. This Discussion Paper aims to promote discussion on cross-border and multi-country approaches and overall regional cooperation in addressing forced displacement. The paper is based on experiences from five Great Lakes countries, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.