Welcome to the Migration for Development Community of Practice

Use this site to meet others working in Migration and Development, exchange ideas and form partnerships.  Members of the forum include civil society organizations, diaspora groups, migrants associations, local authorities and UN agencies. More...


Sep 01, 2014

Registration is now open for the Los Angeles Diaspora Forum on 15th October, 2014

Register now to participate in the Los Angeles Diaspora Forum on 15th October, 2014!

Aug 21, 2014

Register to ILS LEDA intensive course on Local Economic Development before September 15th!

International Links and Services for Local Economic Development Agencies (ILS LEDA) is a programme, which supports local, national and international organizations to enhance territorial economies, aimed at achieving fair, human, inclusive and sustainable development.

Aug 14, 2014

Internship: Joint Migration and Development Initiative

TWO INTERNSHIP POSITIONS with the Joint Migration and Development Initiative are now launched.


Aida Balamaci wrote:

E-discussion: Promoting a territorial approach to migration and development

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M4D Blog

Yacine Simporé wrote:

“Children on the run”: The American child migrant crisis

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M4D goes local

Many issues in the field of Migration and Development are at stake at the local level and local authorities have important competences in this field, from receiving the newcomers to fostering migrant social inclusion or development. Discover the local dimension of M&D by exploring the new M4D Goes Local section and share good practices in this field.




What's NEW

Country: Global
Los Angeles Diaspora Forum 12th October, 2014

The UCLA North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center and Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda are hosting the Los Angeles Diaspora Forum (LADF), a ...


Is what we hear about migration really true? : Questioning eight stereotypes

Even though positive visions of migration have been promoted in recent years, the continuous influx of illegal immigrants to Europe contribute to ...


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Migrant capacities represent one of the most valuable resources available for the growth, development and poverty alleviation of countries of origin.



Migrant communities are the binding element of the migration and development nexus. In a broad sense, migrant communities include diasporas, men and women migrants, including also asylum seekers ...



Migrant remittances are recognized to be a very significant channel through which diasporas currently contribute to local development and poverty alleviation in their countries of origin. Net ...



Respect for migrant rights underpins and reinforces the positive linkages that can be made between migration and development. Protection of migrant rights, both in countries of origin (prior ...



The European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) reflects the acceptance of and growing interest in the strong links between migration and development. The ...