Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson discuss refugees’ financial inclusion and corruption

February 2017

In a recent blog post on CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson reflected on the relevance of a corruption frame for understanding refugees’ financial inclusion. Drawing from their research on the financial journeys of refugees in Greece, Jordan, Turkey, and Denmark, Roxanne and Kim noted that refugees often framed activities as “the way things are done,” as opposed to using the language and concept of corruption. In the post, they also describe a research agenda at the nexus of refugee issues, financial inclusion, and corruption. Key questions include how refugees’ gender, ethnicity, social class, family status, and religion shape interactions with formal and informal authorities and how the formal, informal, licit, and illicit networks and actors interact in situations of forced migration. In a subsequent post, Roxanne and Kim will preview some of their findings. Their post was subsequently referenced in the popular aid blog Aidnography.

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