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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...


Aug 14, 2014

Internship: Joint Migration and Development Initiative

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

Aug 11, 2014

Italy needs to improve immigrant integration in society and work, says OECD

While Italy is among the OECD countries with the highest annual growth of its immigrant population since 2000, several efforts still have to be undertaken at national and local levels to fully integrate migrants and their children in the society.

Aug 08, 2014

Why diaspora remittances can finance development ?

In this following article, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Corporate Secretary and the President’s special envoy at the World Bank and Dilip Ratha head of the World Bank Migration and Remittances Unit explain the underexploited potential of diaspora remittances for development. To make migration work for development, new diaspora financial instruments or diaspora bonds need to be created.


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: United States of America
11th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

While major reform of the U.S. immigration system seems to be at a standstill, issues of immigration policy are very much at the forefront of ...


Country: New Zealand
Recruiting Immigrant Workers: New Zealand 2014

New Zealand is among the OECD countries that have been settled by migration. Currently more than a quarter of the New Zealand workforce is ...


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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 ...