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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...


Oct 01, 2014

Job openings - OECD Development Centre - Migration and development

Two job openings in the OECD Development Centre: 1) A project co-ordinator 2) A development economist

Sep 30, 2014

Internship position with the National Contact Point Austria - IOM Vienna

New internship position in IOM Vienna

Sep 29, 2014

Job opening - Manager in the Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Programme (EMLD) in ITC-ILO

Call for expressions of interest - Manager, Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Programme in ITC-ILO


Aida Balamaci wrote:

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

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M4D Blog

Barbara Joannon wrote:

Migrants’ education: a pre-requisite to turn migrants into development actors?

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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: Italy
Worskhop "Integrating Migration into Development: Diaspora as a Development Enabler"

The two-day event intends to bring together governments, experts and practitioners in migration and development issues, including migrants ...


Country: Global
Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost during Migration

In October 2013, over 400 people lost their lives in two shipwrecks close to the Italian island of Lampedusa. While these two events were highly ...


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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 ...