The global forced displacement crisis is worsening due to limited access to durable solutions. To address this issue, it is crucial to promote self-reliance as it lays the foundation for sustainable solutions and fosters resilience against future shocks. Economic inclusion and social protection play vital roles in enabling refugees, forcibly displaced, and stateless people to provide for themselves and their families, work, utilize their skills and expertise, and contribute to local economies.
The Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to gather concrete commitments from a diverse range of stakeholders to advance the self-reliance of refugees, other forcibly displaced, stateless people, and host communities. This goal involves addressing specific barriers and risks while strengthening resilience to shocks. The pledge commitments will support the implementation of inclusive legal and policy frameworks that advocate for economic inclusion and social protection. These commitments will be evidence-informed and backed by relevant programs, technical assistance, and financing mechanisms. By doing so, this initiative aims to reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion.