eC2: Global Questions on Forced Displacement and Jobs

Deadline: 19-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

DFID, UNHCR, and the World Bank group have joined forces under a DFID Trust Fund tonasikiliza-unleashing-the-potential-of-women-entrepreneurs-in-africa-feature-780x439 identify questions that are under-researched, of global interest, and highly policy-relevant on the topic of forced displacement and jobs. Within the initiative, the World Banks Jobs Group will fund one or several research projects to advance global knowledge on forced displacement and jobs, regarding (1) the impact of forced displacement on labor markets in host communities, and (2) the impact of jobs interventions in the context of forced displacement.
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“Real governance” in Fragile, Conflict-affected and Violent States – What is that?

The Fragility Forum was held in Washington D.C. from March 5 to 7. More than 1,000 people from over 90 different countries attended. At one of the events, ‘Real Governance in FCV settings: Engaging State and Non-State Actors in Development’ practitioners and policy-makers discussed which actors to work with in complex FCV situations, and what the choice of actors would mean from a human rights and social accountability perspective.

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Breaking the Cycle of Crisis

Thirty years ago, a million people in Ethiopia died in one of the worst famines in modern history – a disaster caused by conflict and drought.

Today, conflict and drought are again contributing to a crisis that has put 20 million people in four countries on the brink of famine. This time, Ethiopia is not among them.

eC2:JOBS ESTIMATION FOR A SME VENTURE FUND IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

Deadline: 06-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Internally displaced people receiving professional training

We are looking for the consulting firm that has a practical experience in job estimation analysis. A solid background in Africa’s fragile and post-conflict countries as well as knowledge of various value chains are among the key selection criteria.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Woman Entrepreneur in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

STORY HIGHLIGHTSInternally displaced people receiving professional training

  • As a fragile state, the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to two different types of women entrepreneurs — necessity and growth-oriented.
  • Key challenges faced by women entrepreneurs include limited access to finance, lack of support services, inadequate regulations, social prejudices, disproportionate family responsibilities, and lower rates of education.
  • Gender-focused reforms, a growing leasing market, and a new generation of training programs targeting women entrepreneurs can contribute to promoting a vibrant and supportive environment for entrepreneurs in the country.

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