Program Design Roadmap
Every country is unique, and community sponsorship programs are tailored to the local context. However, there are some basic considerations, or building blocks, that underpin every program. A program can be designed by answering some key policy and operational questions, but the answers will differ between programs.
Defining the three following aspects can help start setting the direction of the program:
Who can be sponsored?
Who identifies, screens, prepares, and supports refugees?
Who can sponsor?
What are sponsors’ responsibilities?
Who recruits, screens, and trains, and supports sponsors?
How and when are refugees and sponsors matched and connected?
For further guidance on the process, we created a Policy Design Workbook which unpacks a series of core considerations, with opportunity to engage in additional brainstorming and discussion around key questions. For more information review the Policy Design Workbook: