In 2010-11 the US State Department’s Bureau o Population, Reugees andMigration unded research by the Feinstein Center (Tuts University) to develop aproling methodology or urban migrants and reugees. The purpose o themethodology was to capture a range o livelihood, integration and vulnerabilitydata in urban settings, so as to compare the experiences o reugees and other migrant and non-migrant groups living in the same urban districts. As part o developing the methodology, we conducted case studies in three urban settings inkey host countries. In each country we collaborated with the ollowing localpartners:
The research built on earlier studies by the principal investigator (Karen Jacobsen)and our partners, and sought to make the mixed methodology easily utilizable byoperational agencies.Our nal report is presented in the ollowing sections:
1. Introduction – the need or profling in urban setting
We describe why proling is important or reugee (or other humanitariangroups such as IDPs) programming.
2. Conceptual ramework
We outline the theory underpinning our proling approach. We explain howwe distinguish reugees rom other migrants and residents, the link betweenlivelihood security and vulnerability, and the constructs and key indicators weused to measure dierent kinds o livelihood security. We propose a modelthat explains the causes o livelihood security.
3. Summary o fndings and recommendations
We summarize our research ndings and include two types o recommendations: good proling practices (or use by donors when reviewingproposals), and programming recommendations that could be acted upon byimplementing agencies.
4. Research methodology
We describe our survey methodology, qualitative methods and mapping tools,and how they evolved and were revised over the course o our study.Separate rom this nal report, are the
three case studies
describes how we adapted the methodology to make it contextually relevant,presents our ndings, and provides specic programming recommendations. Thesurvey questionnaire utilized or each site (including translation) is included as anannex to each case. The datasets or each o the three cities are available or use byother researchers upon request.