Refugees and Hosts in Jordan and Lebanon

This research project was conducted between April 2017 and February 2018 with the following research questions:

  1. What modalities of reception drive what kind of gendered wellbeing outcomes for refugee and host communities in cities across Jordan and Lebanon? What explains for these outcomes?
  2. In what ways can policymakers, practitioners and donors support modalities of reception that promote gender equitable, improved wellbeing outcomes for urban refugees and host communities?

The project used the Bath Wellbeing in Development framework to analyse material, relational and subjective wellbeing outcomes for hosts and refugee groups. It conducted a systematic review of secondary materials, and combined this novel analysis of existing datasets for Syrian refugees in Jordan, a synthesis of policy analyses and a limited set of semi-structured interviews with key policy and practice stakeholders. The project also developed a Participatory Video together with host and refugee communities in Lebanon.

The following is a synthesis findings from the research, capturing the connections between modalities of reception and gendered wellbeing outcomes. This also includes some discussion of the role of religious and faith-based organizations.

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