The RLI Impact Measurement Tool is intended to help investors and companies measure the refugee-specific social impact of a refugee lens investment.
In partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, our new report highlights the findings from a business survey on refugee employment. The report considers the reasons London companies look to employ refugees, the barriers that are preventing more from doing so, and potential steps to encourage more businesses to hire refugee employees.
The findings and recommendations presented in “Creating a Roadmap for Refugee Lens Investing in Ethiopia” will inform the Refugee Investment Network and the broader Refugee Lens Investing community on the unique barriers and opportunities present in Ethiopia for refugees and internally displaced people.
In collaboration with Open Capital, “Building a Refugee Lens Investment Ecosystem in Kenya” describes how Kenya-based refugees engage economically within their host communities, and what challenges and opportunities exist to support more sustainable livelihood development, amidst the various policy and related barriers that these populations face.
RIN found that the UK market – with its robust set of interested capital partners – presents a tremendous opportunity for the creation of Refugee Lens Investing (RLI) as a new vertical in the UK’s impact investing ecosystem. Learn more in this market assessment.
The Refugee Lens is a framework to define and qualify refugee investments. The framework helps investors and entrepreneurs respond to the question: “What is a refugee investment?” Learn more by downloading the framework and watching our Explainer.
RIN discusses the policy and enabling environment for Refugee Lens Investing (RLI) in Jordan and provides a clear set of recommendations to act on the findings.
RIN’s in-depth Refugee Lens Investing (RLI) market assessments highlight barriers to refugee self-reliance, financial & policy mechanisms to help mitigate barriers, opportunities presented by refugees and host communities, and RLI investment pipelines.
RIN identifies high impact business models and sectors for Refugee Lens Investing (RLI) in Uganda, featuring a pipeline of specific market actors and potential partners.
Watch this video to learn about RIN’s theory of change, the Refugee Lens framework for investing, and the story of an R3 (refugee-supporting) enterprise in Uganda.
With support from Cities Alliance, RIN identified key challenges and opportunities specific to investing in refugee lens companies in secondary cities in Ethiopia and Uganda to offer guidance to investors, donors, and NGOs seeking to support these enterprises.
With support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), RIN conducted in-depth assessments of market and policy barriers to Refugee Lens Investing in Jordan and Uganda. Learn more in this overview of the study’s research objectives and methods.