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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...


Jul 01, 2015

A ceux qui me répètent qu’on ne peut pas accueillir “toute la misère du monde”.

Mme Rachel Nef nous exprime son indignation quant aux idées reçues en France sur les demandeurs d’asile et les migrants en général. La France est-il réellement un pays exemplaire en terme de migration ?

Jun 29, 2015

JMDI Academy: testing the JMDI Toolbox and building capacities for M&D

The JMDI Academy took place from the 15th-19th June 2015, at the ITC-ILO Training Campus in Turin. The Academy hosted 57 JMDI Project Partners and key national stakeholders, representing local and national authorities, CSOs and Diasporas from 8 countries (Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Nepal, Philippines). The Academy was part of the JMDI capacity building strategy aiming to provide tailored formal training and space for exchange and mutual learning on mainstreaming migration into development planning at the local level. In this sense the Academy also served to support the codification and collection of good practices and lessons learnt from within the JMDI projects.

Jun 22, 2015

Internship with the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI)

JMDI has a position for a qualified intern for a period of 6 months!


Joanne Irvine wrote:

E-discussion on Mainstreaming Migration into Local Policy Planning

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M4D Blog

Nawel Aouissi-Padioleau wrote:

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES, What about migrants’ families’ rights?

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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.




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Country: Global
Workshop on transnational and national referral mechanisms

 This workshop on Transnational Referral Mechanisms and National Referral Mechanisms is part the project THB/IfS/2 implemented by ...


Country: Global
The smuggler: hero or felon?

 The general public and the media have had fun fantasizing about the motives and interests that push migrants to embark on dangerous journeys ...


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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 ...