Access to Services 

Michelle Ball summarizes the global state of knowledge on access to services in the context of refugee sponsorship in this knowledge brief. The Knowledge Brief Series on topics related to community-based refugee sponsorship is produced by the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub.

A growing number of countries have adopted community sponsorship programs, in part due to the unique and beneficial role that community members can play in the reception and support of sponsored refugees. One of the most important responsibilities undertaken by sponsors is ensuring that sponsored refugees have access to the services they need to settle in their community. Sponsors provide a number of these services directly, and also support sponsored refugees to connect with and navigate services offered by government and publicly funded organizations. This knowledge brief provides a high-level overview of access to services within CS programs globally, using a comprehensive review of relevant literature to respond to these questions: how are sponsors and sponsored refugees accessing services and working with service delivery partners on the ground, and what are some promising practices to ensure quality service access? 

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