Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the “livelihoods” of Syrian refugees in Jordan
Oct 11, 2021 / Library
This brief explores the impact of the economic and social disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the living conditions of Syrian refugees residing in the Za’atari Refugee Camp - in Mafraq, northern Jordan - and on refugees residing within the Jordanian host communities -Ramtha, Mafraq, and Amman.
The purpose of this brief is to highlight...
Human Capital and Mobility
Sep 28, 2021 / Program
Countries of the southern Mediterranean.
Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Anna Lindh Foundation, British Council, Club de Madrid, European Investment Bank (EIB), Qatar Foundation, UNESCO, UNINETTUNO, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Aix-Marseille University (AMU), and the World Bank
[Agenda] Perspectives on mobility and migration in the Mediterranean
[Webinar] Perspectives on Mobility and Migration in the Mediterranean
Sep 22, 2021 / Highlight
The health crisis has led to an awareness of the fragility of certain value chains: the excessive splitting of production elements, extreme geographic distance, high concentration on a few suppliers and induced dependencies, etc.
In addition, there are trends already underway that relate to the shortening of value chains,...
[2021 Results] Resilience to Conflict: Forced Displacement
Guidance Document: Local Inclusion for Migrants and Refugees
Jan 15, 2021 / Library
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...
Lebanon in the midst of multiple crises- Hope Born Out of Despair
[Youth Forum] Young Med Voices Regional Virtual Forum: Harnessing Youth-Led Efforts for A Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda
Sep 18, 2020 / Highlight
Context & Rationale
Held for the second year, the Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum, is an inter-regional dialogue-based high-level event bringing together young leaders from across the two shores of the Mediterranean, trained in policy debate and active civil society players, for a program of online intercultural debates, policy...
Local Economic Development in Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Jul 08, 2020 / Library
This report collects the outcomes of discussions and surveys carried out in 3 years among members of the Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN). It provides an overview of the findings collected in five opinion surveys and workshop discussions from May 2016 to July 2019 and derives an overview of main challenges, priorities,...
A Decade of Partnerships for Knowledge and Action
Agenda - [Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
[Mediterranean Strategy Group 19] Migration: Mediterranean Cities on the Frontline
Jun 11, 2019 / Highlight
Fragility and conflicts, unemployment and exclusion, vulnerability to climate change, and even increased violent extremism in some enclaves, contribute to forced displacements and instability. This turmoil in the Middle East and Africa regions does not just affect them. The whole world is affected by its spillovers.
Numbers peaked in...
Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean - Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 09, 2019 / Highlight
Strategies Towards More Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Background & Context: Summit of the Two Shores of the Mediterranean
On 27th August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Mediterranean summit penciled for 23rd and 24th June 2019 in Marseille, France: the Summit of the Two Shores of the Western...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Jordan, Sarhan Municipality; Partnerships with the Private Sector for Business Creation
Feb 15, 2019 / Blog entry
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: Jordanian and Syrian women and youth, private entrepreneurs, the municipality of...
2018 Results: Refugees and Host Communities
Spotlight: Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees
Jan 22, 2019 / Highlight
Two intergovernmentally-negotiated agreements aiming to improve migration governance were ratified in December 2018 under the auspices of the United Nations (UN): (i) The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (often designated as Global Compact for Migration, GCM) which was adopted on December 10 during an Intergovernmental...
Enabling Business Environment and Private Sector Mobilization: Armenia, Yerevan Municipality; Economic Programs for Refugees
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog entry
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 Organization: Yerevan Municipality
Area: Yerevan, Republic...
Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
Dec 03, 2018 / Program
The Center for Mediterranean Integration
About the Cycle économique (Discussion Series)
The “Cycle économique” gathers, under the auspices of the CMI, intellectuals from the two shores of the Mediterranean who are firmly convinced of the urgent need to propose a more inclusive perspective on the issues affecting the...
International Migrants Day - Migration and Global Development: A World Bank Group Perspective
Dec 14, 2017 / Highlight
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...
Political Differences Aside, The Syrian Business Diaspora Unites for Refugees
Sep 26, 2017 / Blog entry
“It is possible!”. With these words and a lot of smiles, the first forum of the Syrian International Business Association (SIBA) ended. “SIBA” has made it possible to unite, promote and represent the voices of Syrian business men and women living abroad.
On July 12th and 13th 2017 and after several months of preparation, SIBA was...
First Forum of the Syrian International Business Association (SIBA)
Jul 24, 2017 / Highlight
The “Syrian Diaspora Business Forum”, held in Eschborn, Germany on February 2017 and organized by the World Bank in cooperation with CMI and other development partners, convened more than 100 regional and global stakeholders that represent Syrian diaspora community, multilateral Organizations, bilateral development institutions,...
R For Resilient Refugees
Jun 20, 2017 / Blog entry
June 20 is an international day to salute the resilience of refugees worldwide. Five years into the Syrian crisis, refugees have proved strength, courage, and perseverance.
We tell here some stories on their status and lives.
The Three Neighboring Countries
A young Syrian girl playfully hides from our camera at an adhoc compound for...
Despite the War, the Syrian Diaspora Begins to Organize Reinvestment
Apr 18, 2017 / Blog entry
They come from all sorts of places in Syria, own a variety of businesses, live in various cities of the world, and represent the full spectrum of Syrian politics. They are all ages, too. What do they have in common? They are business-owners, entrepreneurs, and other members of the Syrian diaspora.
Since the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011...
البنك الدولي يطلق مبادرة لحشد جهود قطاع الأعمال السوري في الغربة
Apr 10, 2017 / Library
ضيفة الاقتصاد في هذهه الحلقة السيدة علا حيصو، مستشارة لدى قسم التجارة والتنافسية في البنك الدولي، للوقوف عند كيفية مساهمة اللاجئين السوريين في الحياة الاقتصادية للدول التي اضطروا للجوء إليها على مدى السنوات الست الماضية.
Mobilizing Diaspora Resources as Agents of Social and Economic Change
My Story,Your Story“Why Education Matters?
The Syrian Business Diaspora: A World Bank Investigation on their Present Situation and Future Aspirations