By doing so, CIREFCA ensures a sustained link with development efforts on a larger scale, which otherwise would not be possible, and avoids the perpetuation of emergency schemes isolated from local communities such as closed or precarious refugee camps.
This integrated approach is a substantial part of the strategy of progressively incorporating refugees or reintegrating returnees in the countries and constitutes a key of the Plan of Action and of achieving the objectives of CIREFCA.
These generic agreements were then intended to be applied to situation-specific, regional Comprehensive Plans of Action (CPAs), along the lines of CIREFCA and the Indo-Chinese CPA.
The creation of linkages has underpinned the success of CIREFCA and the Indo-Chinese CPA by expanding the range of interests involved within multilateral bargaining and hence the bargaining power of both North and South.
From Conflict to Peace and Development: Note on Implementation of the Concerted Plan of Action of CIREFCA," Pablo Mateu (JSU) to K.
Jenifer Otsea, CIREFCA JSU, to UNHCR Brussels, "CIREFCA: A Strategy for Solutions," 8/2/93, UNHCR Fonds 391.