Corporate Social Responsibility for Refugee and Migrant Workers

There are some good examples of successful efforts to institutionalize new corporate CSR “codes of conducts” standards, which this initiative aims to build upon. For example, the guiding principles of the UN Social Compact that were developed by Harvard Professor John Ruggie who also served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Human Rights and […]

New Financing Instrument Designed for Affordable Housing in Colombia

Over the last several years, Colombia has received close to two million refugees from Venezuela as a result of the ongoing severe economic and political problems. This inflow of mainly poor and unskilled Venezuelans, coupled with the already significant number of Internally Displaced Colombians (IDPs), has become a major challenge for Colombia and is exacerbating […]

Addressing Unmet Needs of Refugee Women & Girls during the COVID-19 Crisis and its Aftermath

There are the common challenges here that are accentuated because of gender and then there are the unique needs of women and girls like contraception access, safe pregnancies, gender based sexual violence, menstrual cycles and access to sanitary products, cultural and religious practices of isolation, etc. Women and girls are the most vulnerable members of […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees in Jordan

This research project asks the question: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting Jordanian policies toward Syrian refugees and the likelihood of Syrian refugee return to Syria? Three researchers in the region are being contracted to conduct research on the impact of COVID-19 on Jordan’s economy and on the host country’s policies toward Syrian refugees.  Some of […]