Access to housing, land and property in forced displacement contexts

Published 07. Sep 2021
Access to housing, land and property (HLP) is foundational to socio-economic inclusion and an essential steppingstone for refugees and internally displaced people to rebuild their lives. Access means having a home, free from the fear of forced eviction, a place that offers safety, and the ability to seek livelihood opportunities.

The HLP thematic paper ‘Access to Housing, Land and Property in Forced Displacement Context’ focuses on the promotion of access to housing, land, and property to realise sustainable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people.

The paper underlines the role the World Bank Group (WBG) and other investors can play in strengthening host government response host governments to displaced person’s HLP access challenges and recommends implementing concrete mechanisms to enable displaced persons’ access to HLP, undertaking policy dialogue with governments, and addressing HLP rights violations as part of development efforts.