Forced displacement and development: public-private partnerships for sustainable solutions

Forced displacement and development: public-private partnerships for sustainable solutions

  • Overview

    Project objectives

    We are providing a tool to identify the private sector opportunities to get involved in partnerships to address the forced displacement crisis in the Middle East. This is based on a tool that identifies the sustainable development and resource security priorities of host countries, and the opportunities for companies to support innovative and entrepreneurial growth models.

    Key messages of the approach:
    1. Forced displacement is reinforcing complex development challenges in host countries. Building social cohesion between refugees and host communities requires win-win solutions that address resource pressures.
    2. Public-private partnerships are needed in order to create, and maintain, the momentum for innovative and entrepreneurial solutions, which complement other measures needed for a comprehensive response.
    3. The international community must partner with the local and international private sector to promote the development and mainstreaming of sustainable and inclusive businesses in industries that employ refugees.

    Current progress

    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.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 5. Gender equality; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries

    Regions / countries / territories

    Asia: Turkey

    Middle East: 5 countries

    • Egypt
    • Iraq
    • Jordan
    • Lebanon
    • Syrian Arab Republic

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    Issue areas

    Anti-Corruption; Biodiversity; Child Labour; Climate Change; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Social Enterprise; Water and Sanitation; Women's Empowerment


    Existing partners

    Earth Security Group
    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Company; Labour Global; Labour Local; NGO Global; NGO Local; Public Sector Organization; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise