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The Economics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Neighboring Countries. The Case of Lebanon

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25 Apr 2019

2019/04 – Agence Française de Développement (AFD); research paper; Author(s): Mohamed ali Marouani et al

This paper investigates the effects of a massive displacement of workers from a war-torn economy on the economy of a neighboring country. Applying a general equilibrium approach to the Lebanese economy, it explores effects from various components of the crisis on the labor market, the production apparatus, and macroeconomic indicators. Along with previous literature, its findings suggest limited or no adverse effects on high-skilled native workers, but a negative impact on the most vulnerable Lebanese workers is found. When aid takes the form of investment subsidies, significantly better growth and labor market prospects arise, recalling the necessity of complementing humanitarian aid with development aid to succeed in achieving long-term objectives. This may however not be politically viable in a context where refugees are considered as temporary.

EU development policy at a crossroad, without a compass?

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24 Apr 2019

Launch event of the EADI Working Group “The European Union as a Development Actor”, Ljubljana, 4 April

According to Working Group co-convenor Maja Bucar, the European Union (EU) is widely considered to be an important actor in international development policy. EU policy-makers take pride in the EU being “the world’s largest donor” and the recent OECD-DAC Peer Review (2018) emphasized the EU’s “leadership” in development cooperation.

Our brandnew Research Communications Working Group invites new members!

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17 Apr 2019

We are happy and proud to announce our latest Working Group, which is exclusively dedicated to Research Communication. The Working Group was set up as a result of our 2018 workshop for member institutes' communications experts.

EU development policy at a crossroad, without a compass? Ljubljana, 4 April 2019

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04 Apr 2019

You are cordially invited to the launch workshop of our new Working Group "The European Union as a Development Actor", held at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The workshop will provide a scrutiny of the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)

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