11 April 2017 - Moving from ‘burden sharing’ to inclusive prosperity: A RELIEF workshop


The first of a series of workshops for RELIEF, The University College London (UCL) Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), hosted a one-day workshop on Moving from ‘burden sharing’ to ‘inclusive prosperity’.

This workshop explored alternative ways of conceptualizing and addressing the refugee crisis in Lebanon as an issue beyond ‘burden sharing’. The emphasis was on the notion of inclusive growth as a conceptual tool for increasing levels of prosperity for everyone and maintaining a level playing field between refugees and hosts in Lebanon.

The workshop included a range of people from academic, policy-making and development sectors. It involved presentations and participatory group discussions.  The aim was to collectively challenge our thinking about the refugee crisis in Lebanon and the wider region, and the approaches we have devised for addressing it.