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Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
A study that highlights how prices and unemployment have increased, and refugees and IDPs entering the labor market are pushing wages down. Published in April 2015 by the World Bank.
Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
A report that examines the effects of the Syrian conflict on the Lebanese economy. Published in April 2015 by the World Bank.
Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
To provide a solid basis to define its needs and frame its priorities in terms of the specific assistance it seeks from the international community as well as to inform its own domestic policy response, the Government of Lebanon (GoL) requested the World Bank to lead an Economic and Social Impact... more
Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
Evidence-based study on the impact of Syrian refugees on the Turkish Labor market. Published by the World Bank in August 2015.
Sep 17, 2015 / Blog
استيقظ العالم منذ أيام على الواقع الذي تعيشه بعض البلدان في الشرق الأوسط منذ حوالي أربع سنوات. وعبرت الصورة الأليمة للطفل إيلان،وقد لفظته أمواج البحر على أحد الشواطئ التركية حيث انطفأت أعوامه القليلة، عن المصير المأساوي لملايين اللّاجئين الذين وجدوا في مياه البحر وسيلة للهروب إلى برّ آمنٍ، بعيدٍ عن... more
Sep 17, 2015 / Blog
لا يبدو أن الأزمة الحالية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا ستنتهي قريبا حيث أنها غير مسبوقة من حيث اتساعها، ومع تشريد 16 مليون شخص ومواجهة أعداد أكبر خطر التشريد. وهذه الأزمة نادرة من حيث تأثيرها الأساسي على البلدان المتوسطة الدخل التي لديها أنظمة تعليمية متطورة بدرجة معقولة. وكانت أشد البلدان تضررا... more
Sep 16, 2015 / Blog
2.6 billion people have been affected by natural disasters over the past ten years. Over 1.5 billion human beings are today living in countries affected by a violent armed conflict. There are 60 million refugees around the world. “Crises” are no longer an exception. From the tragedy in the Central... more
Sep 08, 2015 / Video
Interviews with Ferid BELHAJ, Country Director for the Middle East at the World Bank; Alain BIFANI, Director General at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance; Amin AWAD, Director of Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at UNHCR; and Olivier Ray, Head of the Crisis Prevention and Conflict Unit at... more
Sep 08, 2015 / Video
Interviews with Ferid BELHAJ, Country Director for the Middle East at the World Bank and Salaheddin AL BASHIR, Chairman of the Board of Justice Center for Legal Aid in Jordan, in the context of the high level stakeholder conference on the Syrian refugee crisis “From Resilience to Development”... more
Sep 05, 2015 / Press Release
A high level stakeholder conference on the Syrian refugee crisis.
May 02, 2014 / Blog
This article is the third in a 3 part blog series on brain drain in the context of international labor mobility. Its aim is to question the conventional wisdom and help devise win-win solutions to age old problems.   By Manjula Luthria*   Earlier in this series we marked the omnipresent concern... more

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