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Feb 15, 2019 / Blog
The project has created a diversified local economy within the craft area, to train and upgrade the skills of youth to work in the various businesses working in the area.     Lead Authority or Organization:  Municipality of Sarhan Area: Sarhan, Jordan Beneficiaries: ... more
Jan 22, 2019 / Report/Study
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s... more
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog
Yerevan Municipality implements economic programs aimed at enabling the business environment through the economic integration of Syrian businessmen in the local context, together with social activities for housing of refugees and education programs for young Syrians.     Lead Authority or... more
Jan 17, 2019 / Report/Study
This special issue of the Tunisian Journal of Urban Planning and Architecture Archibat gives the floor to the participants, organizers and speakers of the workshop held in Greater Tunis from 23 to 27 September 2018, as part of the 2018 Metropolitan Workshop Cycle co-organized by Avitem, CMI, AFD... more
Nov 15, 2018 / Video
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) is an intiative by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) as an attempt to respond to the refugees crisis in the Middle East. Established back in 2016, the HMLN counts now 5 countries, 117+ local governments, 265+ members, 60+... more
Oct 29, 2018 / Blog
In 2017, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, estimated that globally 68.5 million people had been forcefully displaced—the worst such crisis since World War II. Of these, 40 million were internally displaced peoples (IDPs), 25.4 million were refugees, and 3.1 million were asylum seekers. Over half were... more
Oct 03, 2018 / Video
In the context of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Conference on Cities and Migration, CMI Manager Blanca Moreno-Dodson discusses municipal finance for migrant integration and how can the diaspora play a role in local development.     
Sep 12, 2018 / Blog
This article is based on interviews conducted during the CMI Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts; Amman, Jordan; March 19-23, 2018.   Since 2016, local government representatives and members of the CMI-managed Host Municipalities... more
Jun 19, 2018 / Blog
With the attendance of a committed group of 45 local governments’ representatives from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) organized a training workshop for the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) on strategic planning for... more
Jan 23, 2018 / Infographic
Based on the policy note by the World Bank “Cities of Refuge in the Middle East : Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge”. This policy note aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of... more

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