When people with lived experience of displacement are involved in co-producing research – not merely as participants, but as partners – the benefits can be significant, and shared. Co-produced research can make a valuable contribution to our understanding of forced migration and help to drive real-world change. Yet practical challenges often arise when undertaking this kind of work, and for many, it can be difficult to know where to begin and how to best proceed.
New Guidelines for Co-produced Research with Refugees and Other People with Lived Experience of Displacement can assist anyone interested in undertaking, supporting or learning more about inclusive, co-produced research.
These Guidelines have been developed through an extensive collaborative process involving refugee leaders, academics, practitioners and policymakers from around the world. This process was led by Tristan Harley from the Kaldor Centre and Najeeba Wazefadost from the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees, with support from Act for Peace and Gerda Henkel Stiftung.
The Guidelines illuminate the potential benefits of co-produced research, key principles and practical steps for ethical practice.