IFC and other international humanitarian and research organisations such as the UNHCR, WFP, NRC, Kimetrica, GSMA, the University of Oxford, among others, have conducted studies on Kakuma and Kalobeyei area to understand its economic potential.

Here are some of the reports by the organisations on Kakuma and Kalobeyei:

Refugee livelihoods: a comparative analysis of Nairobi and Kakuma Camp in Kenya

Are Refugee Children Learning? Early Grade Literacy in a Refugee Camp in Kenya

Kalobeyei Socio-economic Report Web

Energy Informal Infrastructure in Kakuma by Cory Rodgers

Energy Kenya SAFE Strategy-2015-18

Energy Meeting Refugees Energy Needs Burkina Faso Kenya

Energy Mobile Enabled Energy M4H

Energy Oxford Research in Brief 8 Energy web

Energy The Lived Experience of Energy and Forced Displacement

Gender KKCF Final Report December 2019

NRC Kenya IHRC Movement PermitBriefing final

Refugee HH Vulnerability Study Kakuma Refugee Camp Final Report 2016

Turkana Social Impact Analysis December 2016

Kakuma As A Marketplace

Doing Business in Kakuma: Refugees, Entrepreneurship, and the Food Market

Promoting Market Based Energy Access for Cooking and Lighting in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Assessing the Potential for Off-Grid Power Interventions in Turkana County with a Focus on the Communities around Kakuma and Kalobeyei

Refugee Economies in Kenya: Preliminary Study in Nairobi and Kakuma Camp

Rapid Market Assessment & Commodity Value Chain Analyses

The Role of the Private Sector in Economic Integration of Refugees: Charter of Good Practice

Supporting Kakuma’s Refugee Traders The Importance of Business Documentation in an Informal Economy

Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Plan in Turkana West

Mobile-enabled energy for humanitarian contexts; The case for pay-as-you-go solar home systems in Kakuma Refugee Camp

The Kalobeyei Model: Towards Self-Reliance for Refugees?

Private Sector and Refugees Pathways to Scale

Energy Study Report 

Water Availability Report