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.