This project aimed at contributing to the identification of realistic camp improvement programs in the Ein El-Hilweh camp for Palestinian refugees in southern Lebanon. The project made use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods to assess the livelihoods of the refugee camp population. Community participation was a crucial aspect of the assessment. Data were collected in 2007.
The project was a collaboration between UNRWA and Fafo and was financed by a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since the start of the Iraqi crisis a large number of Iraqis have left Iraq for other countries. Various estimates of the numbers of Iraqis in Jordan have been put forward, with some as high as one million, or 18 percent of the population of Jordan. However, such estimates were often not based on credible evidence.
This project aimed at enhancing the capabilities of Jordan's Department of Statistics (DOS) in the collection, processing, and particularly analysis and dissemination of social and other statistics.
The project conducts assessments on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in three Arab States: Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The assessments will help to better understand the scope of the crisis and some of the pressing issues and concerns which workers from different walks of life are facing today, such as their current employment status, source of income, expenditure channels and poverty levels. These results can help us design new interventions, which meet the needs of these workers.
The project will review and summarise existing knowledge on the effects of the Norwegian contribution to the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants aimed to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen bilateral relations with 15 EU countries, primarily in Eastern and Central Europe. Norway provides approx. 95% of the funding; Iceland and Liechtenstein the rest.
Commissioned by Norec, this project examines factors that can induce a higher proportion of Norwegian Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) to remain employed in the UN when their JPO assignments end. The project builds mainly on information from 7 key informants, in-depth interviews with 11 former and 2 current JPOs, and a questionnaire survey disseminated to 127 former and current JPOs. Data were collected in the second half of 2022. The project resulted in a Fafo report and a Fafo paper, which summarises the findings of the report.