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CGD research identifies how the private sector can leverage its core business to support and create economic opportunities for refugees and host communities. Our work includes proposals for how global businesses can engage refugees in hiring and supply chains, as well as mapping the policy and practical barriers companies face in different countries when trying to work with refugees.
There are over 25 million refugees in the world today and most of them—especially those in developing countries—do not have formal labor market access (LMA). Granting refugees formal LMA has the potential to create substantial benefits for refugees and their hosts.
As more than 1,900 corporate leaders convene in Davos this week to “create a shared future in a fractured world,” they should prioritize the well-being of the 22.5 million refugees around the world. In a joint report with the Tent Foundation, I highlight how global businesses can move beyond corporate social responsibility to engage refugees in their core business, especially by including refugees in hiring and supply chains.