Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: ODI Kenya and Uganda country profiles

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat • 3 September 2020

The reports draw together existing research and data to present an overview of narratives and public attitudes towards refugees and other migrants in Kenya and Uganda, alongside recommendations for future action. 

Among other recommendations, the reports identify:

  • In both Kenya and Uganda: the need for investment in better polling data to understand more about attitudes towards refugees and other migrants;
  • In Kenya: the need for policy-making and advocacy efforts proactively grounded in what Kenya’s public thinks, including broadly welcoming attitudes towards foreign workers and support for refugees’ right to work;
  • In Uganda: the need for greater domestic discussion of benefits linked to refugee-hosting, with a key role for those with first-hand experience of such advantages, including communities, municipalities and civil society.

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Please visit ODI's website for more information about Kenya and Uganda country profiles.