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 to 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.
Government ministers from around the world confronted the refugee crisis, a slowing economy, and other global challenges at the 2016 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings.
“Forced Displacement and Development” was the only item on the agenda at the Development Committee meeting on Saturday. The committee, which represents the 189 shareholder countries of the Bank Group and the IMF, urged its members to take action to support vulnerable people who have been forced to flee their homes, and encouraged the institutions to partner with humanitarian organizations to help forcibly displaced people and host communities confront the root causes of the problem.