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From Displacement to Development: How Kenya Can Create Shared Growth by Facilitating Economic Inclusion for Refugees
November 19, 2021
Since the early 1990s, Kenya has hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees from across East Africa. Despite instances of refoulement, restrictions, and repeated threats from the government to shut down camps and deny other rights, large numbers of asylum seekers have found refuge in Kenya; some 490,0...
From Displacement to Development: How Ethiopia Can Create Shared Growth by Facilitating Economic Inclusion for Refugees
June 15, 2021
This case study is part of the “Let Them Work” initiative by Refugees International (RI) and the Center for Global Development (CGD). It outlines the barriers refugees face in Ethiopia to economic inclusion; the impacts of these barriers; and the steps that the government of Ethiopia, international ...
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Associated Press: Peru's crime worries tainting Venezuelans who want to work
February 05, 2021
Economic Shocks of COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects Displaced Venezuelans in Peru, New Research Finds
December 16, 2020
Beneficial Policies Towards the Venezuela Crisis Depend on Development Finance
November 26, 2019
The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has caused the biggest population movement in recent Latin American history. Support from the international community has predominantly focused on short-term humanitarian assistance, which will remain important for the most vulnerable Venezuel...
Three Facts You Haven’t Heard Much About Are Keys to Better Policy Toward Central America
November 01, 2019
The biggest immigration debate of this year in the US has been what to do about the rise in migration pressure at the Southwest border. That pressure comes mostly from the “Northern Triangle” of Central America: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Expanding Labor Market Access for Refugees and Forced Migrants
October 29, 2019
Many refugees & forced migrants in LMICs are still not formally allowed to work, which leads to lower economic productivity for host countries, poor living standards, and more. A joint CGD-RI initiative is working to address this issue by expanding LMA.
CGD and RI Launch New Initiative to Expand Formal Labor Market Access for Refugees
June 20, 2019
On World Refugee Day this year, we are excited to note recent successes—in particular, the expansion of formal labor market access (FLMA) for refugees.
Responding to Northern Triangle Immigration with Policies that Benefit Both Migrants and Hosts
May 14, 2019
Unlike the undocumented migrants of the past, who were mostly single adult men, migrants from the Northern Triangle are mostly families and unaccompanied children.
Where Internally Displaced People Live & Three Ways To Support Their Economic Success
May 13, 2019
There are over 68.5 million forcibly displaced people in the world, including about 40 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have moved because of conflict or other drivers, including disasters, economic instability, and development projects such as infrastructure construction. T...