Growing up in a refugee camp means little education and no jobs

The forgotten millions: How to improve prospects for refugees

The Economist reviews Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System. By Alexander Betts and Paul Collier. Allen Lane; 265 pages; £20. To be published in America by OUP in September.

“Refuge” is the first comprehensive attempt in years to rethink from first principles a system hidebound by old thinking and hand-wringing. Its ideas demand a hearing.