4:30—6:00 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
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Washington, DC 20036

Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis: How We Can Bridge the Gap Between Humanitarian Response and Development Assistance


Imad N. Fakhoury 
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Government of Jordan

Kristalina Georgieva
CEO of IBRD/IDA, World Bank Group

David Miliband
President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Related Work:
The Center for Global Development and the International Rescue Committee invite you to a high level discussion of how the world can find realistic, workable solutions to the global refugee crisis. The event will mark the launch of a new joint report, Refugee Compacts: Addressing the Crisis of Protracted Displacement.
Today, low- and middle-income countries host a majority of the world's refugees. The strain of refugee flows can threaten stability in these countries, with regional and global consequences. But this is an eminently manageable challenge for the international community. A new report, the culmination of a joint CGD-IRC study group on forced displacement and development, suggests compacts—agreements between host countries and humanitarian and development actors—are uniquely suited to address the refugee crisis. Join us for a discussion of how host countries, humanitarian and development actors, the private sector, and civil society can forge new and stronger partnerships to better meet the needs of refugees and the communities where they seek refuge.

The discussion will be followed by a light reception.


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