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Migration can be a powerful tool for development. The right policies can unlock wins across the board—for destination countries, origin countries, and migrants and their families. But migration has been demonized as part of the backlash against globalization, and governments are struggling to respond pragmatically. CGD offers rigorous research and evidence to reframe contentious political debates and solutions so everyone wins.
There are over 25 million refugees in the world today and most of them—especially those in developing countries—do not have formal labor market access (LMA). Granting refugees formal LMA has the potential to create substantial benefits for refugees and their hosts.