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World Refugee Day: Five New CGD Findings To Know
June 20, 2023
Last year, we highlighted five areas to watch in the world of refugee policy; they remain just as important today. This year, we’ll highlight some of our recent work on these areas. Our findings surprised us, shifted our views, and shaped our engagement, and we hope they can contribute to meaningful...
Can Redistribution Change Policy Views? Aid and Attitudes toward Refugees in Uganda
May 04, 2023
Many public policies create (perceived) winners and losers, but there is little evidence on whether redistribution can support new political economy equilibria that raise aggregate welfare. We study a Ugandan policy that redistributes 30 percent of foreign aid for refugees to Ugandans while allowing...
Aid to Citizens Can Change Attitudes Toward Refugees — and Maybe the Way Refugees Are Hosted
May 04, 2023
The United States’ Trade Adjustment Assistance program is a federal policy in this vein that supports workers displaced by trade, but it’s small and not enough for a political consensus on free trade. Related proposals have been made on issues like immigration and infrastructure (e.g. minute 53 here...
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Panel Series: World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, & Societies
April 11, 2023
The Center for Global Development, Refugees International, and the World Bank Group invite you to join us for a series of panels to launch the World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, & Societies at the Birdsall Conference Center.
A Look Back at Climate Migration Policy in 2022
January 19, 2023
In Australia and elsewhere, more and more homes are becoming uninsurable due to hazards intensified by climate change. This is a slow-cooker issue which will render some areas de facto uninhabitable, leading to gradual movement out of at-risk regions. Here’s a look at how the world responded to thes...
The World Bank Window for Host Communities and Refugees: Opportunities for Learning and Expansion in Africa and Beyond
December 01, 2022
The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC presents an important opportunity to discuss the public good provided by African countries in hosting 7 million refugees. One critical tool that African and US officials should focus on and jointly advocate for is the World Bank’s Window for Host Commun...
CGD and Refugees International Launch Phase II of the #LetThemWork Initiative
September 21, 2022
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MOST REFUGEES FACE EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESTRICTIONS
July 29, 2022
New Study: Refugees Restricted from Working in At Least 32 Countries, Limiting their Ability to Support Themselves and Contribute to Host Country
July 28, 2022
Refugees’ right to work has been repeatedly affirmed in international law, yet in practice the majority of the world’s refugees live in countries that substantially restrict those rights, according to a new study released today by the Center for Global Development, Refugees International, and Asylum...
Refugees’ Work Rights Around the World: Introducing Our New Report
July 28, 2022
Today we published the 2022 Global Refugee Work Rights Report, a joint report with Asylum Access and Refugees International that documents and analyzes the extent to which refugees have the right to work, both in law (de jure) and in practice (de facto), in 51 countries. This blog introduces our fin...