Forced Displacement & Development

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November 8, 2020

We have worked in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to develop a strategic approach to how the private sector can partner on the challenge of forced displacement. The brief is a strategic input to international efforts by the United Nations and multi-stakeholder actors to define a global cooperation framework to address forced displacement in partnership with the private sector.

It shows that finding solutions cannot be done in isolation but has to be rooted in the economic, social, and environmental reality of each context, and contribute to a comprehensive sustainable growth strategy. The brief applies an innovative method for identifying resource priorities and partnership opportunities. It focuses on the regional outlook for the Syrian crisis, and a case study of Jordan, with conclusions and key messages that are globally applicable.

SDC Assistant Director-General, Ambassador Pio Wennubst said: “By the end of 2015 more than 65 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide, either internally or across international borders. Fulfilling our promise in the 2030 Agenda to leave no-one behind, implies finding durable solutions for the affected populations. The report formulates practical recommendations to this objective and highlights ways to improve the interaction between public and private actors committed to change the future of displaced persons and host communities.”

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