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Founder, Open Political Economy Network (OPEN)
Senior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics European Institute (LSEEI)
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
A groundbreaking new international study released by the Tent Foundation and Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) powerfully highlights how acceptingrefugees and empowering them to succeed in the workforce can lead to significant economic growth, increased productivity and wages, new businesses and jobs, and increased international trade and innovation, among others benefits. Specifically, the study demonstrates how investing a euro (or dollar) in welcoming refugees can yield nearly two in economic benefits within five years.
Philippe Legrain will discuss the findings of this report – to the authors’ knowledge, the first comprehensive, international study of how refugees can contribute to advanced economies. The key message of this study is that policymakers and practitioners should stop considering refugees as a “burden” to be shared, but rather as an opportunity to be welcomed. With a suitable upfront investment and wise policies, welcoming refugees can yield substantial economic dividends.
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.