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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 /
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