Inclusive urban solutions: city actors engaging with displaced communities

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Most of the world’s displaced people live in cities, yet there is little evidence on how to build lasting partnerships with city governments to support urban displaced communities. 

The Protracted Displacement in an Urban World (PDUW) project explored participatory planning and decision-making processes, bringing together city governments and representatives of displaced communities in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Jordan and Kenya. Four cities benefitted from increased dialogue on the needs of displaced people. Yet, it remains difficult to translate this awareness into sustained city-led coordination without filling city resourcing gaps. 

This briefing presents the key lessons learned from the project to inform city-led, multi-stakeholder responses to urban displacement.


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