As Syrians’ displacement is becoming increasingly protracted, the search for durable solutions is ever more vital. The DSP develops research around the three durable solutions for displaced Syrians inside and outside Syria: voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity, local integration and resettlement.


Our objective is to generate and disseminate high quality research outputs that contribute to policy discussions and programming on durable solutions. Our research covers resettlement and complementary pathways, opportunities for local integration in the region as well as challenges for reintegration and return to areas of origin inside Syria. 

As return in safety and dignity is currently not possible and obstacles to local integration in the region remain, third country solutions become a priority for displaced Syrians. Resettlement,, which is the organised identification, selection and transportation of refugees to a third country where they would get refugee status, be expected to integrate and eventually able to naturalise,…