JMDI Publications


JMDI Reports

Mapping Local Authorities Practices

Mapping Local Authorities' Practices in the Area of Migration and Development:
a territorial approach to local initiatives and needs


This study is the result of a global mapping exercise of local authorities’ practices in the area of M&D conducted by the JMDI in 2012. The report makes the case that local authorities are the missing piece in the global migration and development puzzle. By drawing on over 90 identified practices, the report argues that the strategies, and partnerships developed by and the capacity building needs of local authorities need to be addressed in future M&D programmes. 

Available in English only.


Migration for Development:a bottom-up approach.

A Handbook for practionners and policy makers


A key milestone and output of the JMDI is the production of this Handbook for practitioners and policy-makers. It is designed as a toolbox for setting up M&D projects and is enriched by references to the concrete experiences of projects funded by the JMDI.  

The handbook comprises of 3 main sections. Part 1 promotes a bottom-up approach and explores the reasons underlying such an approach. PARTS II and III are intended as practical, hands-on sections.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

From Migration to Development:
Lessons drawn from the experience of Local Authorities


The study assesses the best practices and defines the potential contribution of European local authorities in the field of migration and development.  In this respect, the views of European local authorities in regard to their role in stimulating the positive connection between migration and development are presented, as well as a number of successful initiatives. A condensed version of the report is also available. 

Available in English.
Condensed report also available in English, French and Italian.


The State of Local and Regional Integration of Migration and Development
in Morocco

In 2010, the JMDI embarked on a ‘mainstreaming migration into development planning’ pilot in Morocco. The report is the result of this exercise. It assesses and covers twenty existing M&D initiatives at the local level in Morocco using a clear methodology which identifies the opportunities and challenges that local authorities and civil society organizations face when implementing M&D practices.

Available in French only.



Mainstreaming Migration
into Development Planning


The JMDI supports the strategic outlook of the Global Migration Group of mainstreaming migration into development planning and contributed to the production of a practical handbook to guide governments interested in undertaking processes of mainstreaming migration within their development strategies. The handbook promotes a systematic assessment of migration-development inter-linkages by drawing on a wide range of country examples. 

Available in English, French and Spanish.

Local Authorities:
The missing link for harnessing the potential of migration for development’

The JMDI contributed to the January 2013 'Migration Policy Practice' issue with an article. It draws on the linkages between migration and local development, highlighting the various capitals that migrants can bring to local authorities and communities, as well as to sustainable development strategies.

Available in English only.





JMDI Newsletters

The JMDI seeks to facilitate knowledge sharing through regular newsletters by encouraging our partners to contribute with their stories, expertise and best practices related to migration and development. Our team is committed to providing the M&D Community with the latest M&D resources, news, events, and updates about the implementation of the Joint Migration and Development Initiative. 



Read the first newsletter or our new programme
from May 2013: everything you need to know on the latest
migration and development events as well as the new
activities of the JMDI.

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