The Refugees Integration into Development in Malawi through an Entrepreneurship Approach
Andrew Scott DuPree
Master of Development Practice
Thesis - Open Access
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The study examines the potential of entrepreneurship as a means to effectively integrate refugees into the economic and social development of Malawi. Employing a mixed-methods approach, the research incorporates interviews with refugees and key stakeholders, a survey of refugee entrepreneurs, and a comprehensive literature review on entrepreneurship and refugee integration. The findings underscore the transformative power of entrepreneurship in facilitating economic self-sufficiency for refugees and promoting their integration into the host community. The study identifies various challenges confronted by refugee entrepreneurs in Malawi, such as limited access to financial resources, language barriers, and legal obstacles to business establishment. To address these challenges, the study recommends the adoption of an entrepreneurial approach as one of the key pathways towards refugee self-reliance. Furthermore, the study emphasizes the significance of fostering partnerships among government entities, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to effectively support refugee entrepreneurship and integration. In conclusion, the study highlights the pivotal role of entrepreneurship in facilitating the seamless integration of refugees into Malawi's economic and social fabric, providing concrete recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders to bolster this approach.
Date of Award
© Desire Patience Iraguha
Patience Iraguha, Desire, "How Refugees can be Integrated into Development in Malawi through an Entrepreneurship Approach" (2023). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 1098.
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