The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. The number of forcibly displaced populations is growing every year, with prolonged displacements becoming more common. To address this challenge, it is crucial to focus on long-term, sustainable solutions that support dignified, inclusive, and comprehensive programs for refugees, displaced individuals, and host communities. Various actors from the humanitarian and development sectors are increasingly engaging in these efforts. Facilitating self-reliance and empowerment is essential, and financial inclusion plays a significant role in achieving this goal.
The "Making Finance Work for Refugees, Displaced, and Host Communities" training is designed to support financial services providers (FSPs) who currently serve or are considering serving these vulnerable populations with financial services.
This course has been successfully delivered in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Cameroon and is now offered to an international audience.
This international edition of the course is designed for a wide audience, including development practitioners, finance professionals, policymakers, and other public or private sector actors. The course equips you with knowledge of financial sector experiences, actions, and products for refugees, displaced individuals, and host communities. It takes a unique approach to explore how financial service providers can strategically and cost-effectively support these groups.
The course is useful for
Participants of the course will:
The course is structured around four thematic modules, drawing on the most recent global, regional, and local experiences, best practices, and documented failures. It is based on the conceptual framework of the ILO Managing Product Diversification manual, with contributions from various partners.
The programme covers:
Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The course is offered in English and French.
The ILO’s Social Finance Programme engages with the financial sector to explore how it can contribute to decent work and social justice. It invests in the capacity building of managers of financial service providers (FSPs) to advance financial inclusion.
Jointly with its International Training Center (ITCILO) the ILO Social Finance programme has been developing and delivering management training curricula for almost two decades.
Social Finance programme
The “Making finance work for refugees, displaced and host communities” course is developed by the ILO under the PROSPECTS partnership. The PROSPECTS partnership was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and worked through the consortia of the ILO and 4 other partners (IFC, UNHCR, UNICEF and WB).