Journal Article
No. 2017-24 | 2017.09.14
Matthias Luecke and Claas Schneiderheinze
More financial burden-sharing for developing countries that host refugees
(Published in Global Solutions Paper)

Abstract

The authors call on G20 leaders to extend more predictable and substantial support to low-and-middle-income countries that host refugees, in recognition of the global public good that these countries provide. Together with other high-income countries, G20 countries should fully cover the cost of providing for the basic and social needs of refugees. They should also help to expand public services and infrastructure for refugees as well as resident populations. Such inter­national support for the economic integration and social inclusion of refugees will be most effective if host countries grant refugees a firm legal status with access to employment and entrepreneurship.

JEL Classification:

F22, F53, O15

Cite As

Matthias Luecke and Claas Schneiderheinze (2017). More financial burden-sharing for developing countries that host refugees. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 11 (2017-24): 1–11. http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2017-24