This 2020 landscape report highlights emerging trends, theses, successes, and lessons from the field of refugee lens investing, and shares recommendations for the path forward.
Refugee Investment Resources for Investors and Entrepreneurs
The RIN is a hub of refugee investment-related knowledge, tools, and resources for investors and entrepreneurs alike. Below are tools and cutting-edge research from the RIN and other partners in the refugee investment field.
RIN’s 2018 flagship report offers impact investors, grant-makers, and development finance professionals the first overview on how to invest in and with forcibly displaced people.
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.
Through the Resilient 100 program, refugee-led and refugee-supporting companies from all over the world are receiving business coaching, investment readiness support, and networking opportunities.
RIN, in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), is developing the ROI aimed at shining a light on national policy shortcomings in an effort to incentivize pro-refugee policy reforms that will support the growth of inclusive economies.
RIN in partnership with the International Rescue Committee’s Center for Economic Opportunity (IRC-CEO) launched a $5M Social Impact Fund, offering investors the opportunity to secure a return while directly supporting greater refugee financial inclusion in the United States.
Latimpacto facilitates collaborations & connections between providers of social capital in all sectors throughout the capital continuum, from traditional philanthropy to impact investing. Read their spotlight of RIN as part of their series of cases and trends in Latin America.
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.
Key takeaways from RIN’s ‘Growing a Refugee-Lens Technology Business’ workshop for Resilient 100 participants
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.
Highlights, key takeaways, & recordings from the June 2022 event featuring entrepreneurs from RIN’s Resilient 100 program.
Highlights and key takeaways from RIN’s “Growing a Refugee Lens Creative Brand” workshop for Resilient 100 participants.