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Human Security Projects

01 Sep 2018

Human Security in Action

The WANA Institute will produce ten short videos featuring a broad range of local human security actors. Various topics will include political participation, youth development, women empowerment, employment, education, urban planning, water security, and food security in Jordan. The videos will be d...
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 Jun 2017

Impact Study of Migrant Labour Integration in Egypt

To produce an Egypt case study on migrant formal labour market integration scenarios with modelling evidence on the impact of integration on the host state economy.
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 Sep 2016

Effective Human Security Approaches

This project will work with various stakeholders to develop a Theory of Change for human security efforts that better responds to the emergent threat of violent extremism in Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia.
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

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.
01 Jul 2015

Contingency Planning for Post-Return Syria

To support the development of evidence- based planning processes and interventions geared towards facilitating sustainable and peaceful transition in post-conflict Syria
01 Jan 2015

A Model for Conflict Resilience

The Conflict Resilience Model (CRM) provides timely, evidence-based, and region-specific guidance on conflict drivers to enable policy-making and interventions that build resilience and reduce conflict vulnerability and sensitivity.  
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