The Development Push of Refugees: Evidence from Tanzania.

This report presents 1991-2010 household panel findings on the effects of temporary refugee inflow from Burundi and Rwanda and finds that refugees in these contexts had a persistent and positive impact on the local population by increasing real consumption per adult through decreasing transportation cost following increase road building. The report suggests that a new paradigm is needed for dealing with protracted refugee situations and that humanitarian assistance should give way to long-term development efforts. However it is important to be mindful of the applicability of these results to other context given that in Kenya land availably is not an issue and there is not a history of grievance against refugees.

MAYSTADT, J.F. DURANTON, G. (2014): The Development Push of Refugees: Evidence from Tanzania.. Lancaster: Lancaster University Management School URL [Accessed: 20.07.2016]