HIP is a research project based at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. The initial focus of our work is on refugee livelihoods innovation. HIP is generously funded by a donation from Stephanie and Hunter Hunt.  The project has a cooperation agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Learn about our annual Humanitarian Innovation Conference: #HIP2015

“It is unacceptable that many refugees are left indefinitely dependent on international assistance, deprived of the right to work or freedom of movement. By developing a bottom-up approach to humanitarian innovation, we aim to support sustainable, market-based solutions that build upon refugees’ own skills, aspirations and entrepreneurship”

Dr Alexander Betts, Director, Humanitarian Innovation Project

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