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Context   Local economic development (LED) is key to achieve sustainable development goals as well as a pathway to eradicate poverty and increase shared prosperity. Cities in MENA have registered relatively dynamic economic growth and investment rates during the first decade of the century, however, political instability and security threats have considerably slowed economic prospects. Among the identified challenges that impacted local economic performance are the lack of financial...
Jan 15, 2021 /
                                    Background   In 2018, the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR) were adopted by the vast majority of UN Member States as guidance to address the main drivers and challenges of migration and forced displacement. Soon after that, bringing...
Jan 15, 2021 /
Background & Context   Along the continuum of the immigrant experience – is the underlying theme taken up by four scholars from different academic perspectives in this comparative conference. Human migration has always been an uncertain endeavor, leaving behind friends, family and familiar territory for a chance at a better life.  In recent years, however, the stakes appear to have risen, and the nature of international migration seems all the more precarious.  War, the...
Jan 07, 2019 /
Context/ Rationale People have been increasingly moving into cities, voluntarily seeking new economic opportunities or escaping forcibly from mounting political conflicts or unprecedented natural disasters. Associated with this development is the overwhelming demand for affordable urban housing, adequate jobs, quality health care, education services, social protection and other basic services in cities. Arab cities were among the world’s top destination of migrants and displaced, owing to a...
Feb 01, 2018 /
Context and Objectives On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the panel of distinguished economists will discuss the significance of cross-border migration in facilitating development and the WBG’s responses to date. Panelist will speak on the potential role of multilateral and regional institutions in addressing the opportunities and challenges posed by migration and explore innovative ideas to promote the developmental impacts of migration in the sending and receiving...
Dec 14, 2017 /

Responses to Crisis View All

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+ institutional and local partners. It aims at strengthening local governments response capacity in "local economic development" & fostering coexistence by creating opportunities for both local and...
Nov 15, 2018 /
Feb 08, 2017 / International Labor Organization
Feb 08, 2017 / UNDP and Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs
Open Society
Feb 06, 2017 / UNHCR

Innovative Actions and Solutions View All

After a first meeting at the margins of International Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Migration in 2018, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development (OECD), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), and the World Health...
Jan 15, 2021 / CMI, OECD, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO
IOM
Coordinating with an existing Migrant Council and Coordination Commission, the project promotes structured and regular dialogue between migrants, refugees, state institutions and the host community.
Mar 22, 2017 / IOM

Partners' Activities View All

Background & Context   Along the continuum of the immigrant experience – is the underlying theme taken up by four scholars from different academic perspectives in this comparative conference. Human migration has always been an uncertain endeavor, leaving behind friends, family and familiar territory for a chance at a better life.  In recent years, however, the stakes appear to have risen, and the nature of international migration seems all the more precarious.  War, the...
Jan 07, 2019 /
Mar 15, 2016 /

Publications View All

After a first meeting at the margins of International Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Migration in 2018, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development (OECD), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), and the World Health...
Jan 15, 2021 / CMI, OECD, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNCTAD, UNESCO, WHO
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+ institutional and local partners. It aims at strengthening local governments response capacity in "local economic development" & fostering coexistence by creating opportunities for both local and...
Nov 15, 2018 /

Refugee Stories View All

Feb 06, 2017 / Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Feb 06, 2017 / International Office for Migration

Regional Impacts View All

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+ institutional and local partners. It aims at strengthening local governments response capacity in "local economic development" & fostering coexistence by creating opportunities for both local and...
Nov 15, 2018 /
الجزء الثاني من برنامج حواري عبر فرانس 24 العربية، حول آثار اللجوء المترتبة على عاتق البلديات في دول المشرق، تم إنجازه ضمن ورشة عمل شبكة البلديات المضيفة للاجئين حول موضوع "التنمية الإقتصادية المحلية".   الضيوف المشاركون في الحوار: - حنين السيد، مسؤولة برامج التنمية البشرية لدى البنك الدولي في الشرق الأوسط (مكتب بيروت) - مها قطاع، مها قطاع، منسقة مشروع الاستجابة لأزمة اللاجئيين السوريين في منظمة العمل الدولية بالأردن - نصري عثمان، رئيس اتحاد بلديات بعلبك ورئيس...
May 31, 2017 / France 24
الجزء الأوّل من برنامج حواري عبر فرانس 24 العربية، حول آثار اللجوء المترتبة على عاتق البلديات في دول المشرق، تم إنجازه ضمن ورشة عمل شبكة البلديات المضيفة للاجئين حول موضوع "التنمية الإقتصادية المحلية".   الضيوف المشاركون في الحوار: - حنين السيد، مسؤولة برامج التنمية البشرية لدى البنك الدولي في الشرق الأوسط (مكتب بيروت) - مها قطاع، مها قطاع، منسقة مشروع الاستجابة لأزمة اللاجئيين السوريين في منظمة العمل الدولية بالأردن - نصري عثمان، رئيس اتحاد بلديات بعلبك ورئيس...
May 31, 2017 / France 24
Feb 08, 2017 / Mixed Migration Hub