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Projects

01 Sep 2017

Enabling Communities for Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Understanding Gender Roles

This project aims to empower local communities in three governorates to design local climate change adaptation plans. It will also provide a platform for local communities to share these climate change adaptation plans with relevant ministries and municipal councils. The effects of climate change on...
01 Jul 2017

A Practical Assessment of the Investment and Business Climates in Key Refugee Host States

To promote a better understanding of the business and regulatory environment in the principal refugee host states (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq), with the broader goal of facilitating investment and developing policy recommendations for the relevant authorities.
01 May 2017

Workforce Development for Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Beyond

To study the size of the potential refugee labour market both in Jordan and in a return scenario, to compare the current capacity of the labour market to integrate refugees, and to make projections about how this would change with greater investment and targeted skills training.
01 Jan 2017

Sustainable Development Goals: Jordan and Beyond

The project will provide a framework within which key policy makers can better understand the process of reaching the SDGs, situate them within broader environmental projects already in place and develop roadmaps for conceptualising how they are to be achieved.
31 Dec 2016

The Jordan Civil Society Initiative

The Jordan Civil Society Initiative aims at transforming Jordan’s civil society sector in an active and impactful development stakeholder by building the capacity of NGOs and CSOs for strategy development, programme design, proposal writing, empirical research design, communication, advocacy for res...
24 Nov 2016

Strengthening of Think Tanks, Youth Initiatives and Civil Society Organisations

This project aims at strengthening the capacity of non-governmental stakeholders to deliver results-based development assistance by equipping them with skills, tools and evidence, combined with an overall levelling of the playing field.
01 Sep 2016

Measuring the Impact of Refugee Economic Empowerment

To study the actual impact of refugee labour market integration and compare it with projections of the hypothetical impact of alternative policy paths.
01 Jul 2016

Labour Rights In Protracted Refugee Crises

To promote refugee self-sufficiency and mitigate dependence on host state and donor assistance through the development of predictive models for harnessing refugees’ economic potential.
01 Feb 2016

Countering Violent Extremism

To develop an empirical research base on the drivers of violent radicalisation in the WANA region and policy recommendations for more effective human security and counter-extremism programming.
01 Jan 2016

Delivering Food and Water Security in a Middle East in Flux

New knowledge on how to achieve sustainable agricultural and water sectors balances food and water security and promotes regional development.
01 Jan 2016

Beyond Government

The Polycentric Governance Model (PGM) will seek to address the challenges associated with current models of democracy aid and democratisation by developing an evidence-based, multi-dimensional governance model tailored to the WANA region.
01 Jan 2016

Zakat for Humanitarian Aid and Development

Viable pathways for mobilizing and operationalising zakat for the purposes of development and humanitarian assistance are elaborated and endorsed.
01 Jul 2015

Out of the Middle Income Trap

Evidence on the drivers and opportunity cost of educated outmigration, low female labour force participation and weak private sector growth, and how it influences the policy discourse at the government and multilateral levels.
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