Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS)

The global reality of protracted displacement

While forcibly displaced persons face specific vulnerabilities, including psychological trauma, lack of opportunity and protection risks, host communities struggle to pursue their own development efforts in an environment that has been transformed by a large influx of newcomers.

As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are focusing more on durable solutions backed by more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them.

These responses need to be rapidly consolidated through significant international support built on a foundation of robust and effective partnerships that maximize synergies and leverage comparative advantages. With this in mind, a new Partnership initiative has been launched, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands and bringing together the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.


  1. A review of skills testing and certification in TVET in Lebanon

    22 December 2021

    This report reviews the existing skills testing and certification systems of public and private technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs in Lebanon, by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the existing final summative skills testing practices as well as their associated certification systems and processes. Accordingly, it proposes recommendations to a quality-assured testing and certification approach for the TVET system in Lebanon.

  2. The state of horticulture in Lebanon

    21 December 2021

    This ILO PROSPECTS report summarizes results of a recently conducted baseline survey of horticulture farmers, workers and wholesalers in Lebanon’s Akkar and Baalbeck-Hermel regions. It serves as a baseline for ILO’s Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS) component that seeks to unlock opportunities for decent job opportunities in Lebanon’s horticulture sector.

  3. Rapid integrated labour market assessment in Tigray, Ethiopia

    14 December 2021

    The report provides an assessment of the supply side (jobseekers and employees) and the demand side (enterprises and employers) in refugee-hosting communities in the Shire area in Tigray.

  • "We need to make sure that when the ILO intervenes to provide market access for refugees, that we also have very much in our minds the needs of host communities, which are already suffering from difficult labour market conditions and high levels of unemployment."

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General