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The World Bank’s 2023 World Development Report on Migration: Why it Matters
May 04, 2023
Last week, the World Bank published the 2023 edition of its World Development Report (WDR), with a focus on “Migrants, Refugees, and Societies.” The report provides a sweeping overview of the issues facing migrants, refugees, and countries of origin, transit, and destination, encapsulating it all in...
10:00—11:30 AM ET / 3:00-4:30 PM BST AND April 28, 10:00-11:30 AM ET/ 3:00-4:30 PM BST
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.
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...
9:30—11:00 AM Eastern Time
Accelerating Public Service Leadership in Africa: The Next Generation of US-Africa Opportunities for Education, Training, and Professional Development
November 30, 2022
This event will explore collaboration between African and US institutions in the areas of education, training, and professional development to accelerate public service leadership in Africa. While there are longstanding US-Africa education and exchange programs, now is the time to develop new models...
US Leadership in Refugee Resettlement: Beyond the Numbers
September 29, 2022
With a little more than two years left in the current administration’s term, now is the time to lay the foundation for a robust infrastructure so that US leadership translates into helping more refugees in the decades to come. If properly resourced and supported, the Resettlement Diplomacy Network c...
The Brass Tacks of Rebuilding US Leadership on Refugee Resettlement and Why It Matters
September 21, 2022
While any global leader needs to “walk and chew gum” at the same time, the effort to rapidly welcome Afghans required intense engagement from the highest levels of government to service providers on the frontlines. This major undertaking took place in the wake of an administration that targeted the ...
Displaced Venezuelans in Colombia Harder Hit By COVID-19 Economic Fallout, New Research Finds
October 28, 2020
World Bank’s Refugee Policy Review Framework Brings Greater Understanding and Mutual Accountability
September 08, 2020
The World Bank’s Refugee Policy Review Framework could not come soon enough. This new tool will offer a systematic review of refugee policies and institutional environments in countries eligible for the Bank’s financing for low-income refugee hosting countries—the IDA Window for Hosts Communities an...
Using Innovative Finance to Increase Refugee Resettlement
August 19, 2020
Today, 1.4 million refugees urgently await resettlement. Unlike the rest of the world’s 26 million refugees, they have been designated by the United Nations (UN) as having vulnerabilities that cannot be addressed in their host countries. They are therefore waiting to be moved from the country host...
2:00—3:30 PM ET
Innovative Finance to Increase Refugee Resettlement
August 03, 2020
Today, 1.4 million refugees urgently await resettlement, and this number is growing. Less than a tenth of these people were due to be resettled in 2020, and COVID-19 will reduce this number even further.