Creating Prospects for Displaced Persons and Host Countries

Sector Project Displacement

+ Show all
  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country


  • Overall term

    2014 to 2023 (now extended to 2026)

  • Products and expertise

    Security, reconstruction and peace


In June 2022, there were 103 million displaced people around the world – more than ever before. They were fleeing their home countries to escape war and other conflicts, persecution or serious violations of their human rights.

Meanwhile, taking in large numbers of displaced people presents significant challenges for host countries. Living accommodations, jobs, school capacity, water, food, and health services are all scarce resources. To complement traditional development efforts, BMZ's Special Initiative on Displaced Persons and Host Countries seeks to serve as a flexible instrument for responding to specific challenges on the ground in crisis areas around the world. The projects involved focus on the needs of both displaced people and the local populations of the countries hosting them.

Since 2016, the Partnership for Prospects has been part of this special initiative. It is creating jobs in local labour markets and fostering longer-term prospects through various forms of training.

Syrian girls sit at tables in a classroom, writing in their notebooks. © GIZ/Cannizzo


Development approaches that address displacement have been implemented at national and international levels.


The project is advising the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as it continues to advance the subjects addressed by the special initiative and to highlight the effectiveness of its efforts. The topics of focus include social protection and infrastructure, employment and education, health, psychosocial support, climate-related issues, gender equality, peacebuilding and the inclusion of displaced people in national systems. In addition, feminist development policy places particular emphasis on opportunities for displaced women and girls.

Besides providing technical advisory services, the project is assisting BMZ in structuring its collaborative activities with relevant actors and partners. These include national and international bodies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as other UN organisations, think tanks, research institutes and civil society in general.

Two women taking part in a training course work in a field. © GIZ/Cannizzo

Last update: March 2023

Additional information


Creating employment opportunities in waste management


Cash for Work: Protection of Water Dams in Jordan