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The repository collected over more than six years represents a joint effort of the M4D Net Facilitation Team and the M4D Net members to make available to the wider community the latest findings in the field of migration and development with a view to filling potential knowledge gaps and move the migration and development agenda forward through evidence-based research.

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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 16:59
Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Sahara Africa and might become a “mega-city” of over 10 millions residents by 2025. Part of this growth is due to important migratory flux, coming in particular from the DRC and Burundi, two countries facing some severe political crisis. Theses conflicts force many people to flee their homes and leave their origin territory for neighboring countries, as Tanzania. Most of them will settle at the borders of Dar es Salaam, making the city bigger and larger. This unplanned and informal growth of the city exacerbates many of the current...
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:13
This UNHCR report, entitled 'Connecting Refugees - How Internet and Mobile Connectivity can Improve Refugee Well-Being and Transform Humanitarian Action', aims to highlight the critical role that information and communications technology plays in improving the lives of refugees from city to city. From the lifeline of mobile connectivity to internet basics for e-registering health and other services, ICT and online platforms are providing scalable tech solutions that facilitate refugee connection and inclusion and driving enduring social innovation offline. The report reminds that today,...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 16:32
This study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung identifies the policies and practices being implemented in different EU Member States to facilitate the labour market integration of recent refugees and asylum seekers who have arrived in the respective country in the last year. It carries out a comparative perspective that focuses on nine EU member states, namely Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. More specifically, the study aims to review the legal and policy framework concerning labour market access of recent refugees and asylum seekers; ...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:33
This issue of Migration Policy Practices focuses primarily on issues of labour market integration of migrants in Europe.In particular, this special issue summarizes a selection of presentations from the recent Network “Integration through Qualification (IQ)” symposium on labour market integration of immigrants in Germany and Europe that was held in Berlin on 6 April 2016.  Migration Policy Practice is a bimonthly journal published jointly by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Eurasylum Ltd. It only contributes articles from, and is overseen by, senior officials in...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 09:40
The JMDI team is pleased to share with you the summary of conclusions from the 2015 IOM Conference on Migrants and Cities which took place in Geneva on 26-27 October. On this occasion, issues ranging from the role of migration in the shaping and developing of cities, the local governance of migration challenges, migration management strategies at both local and nation to multi-stakeholder partnerships were addressed. The JMDI also contributed to the Conference by launching a joint IOM/JMDI White Paper on Mainstreaming Migration into Local Development Planning and Beyond.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 07:19
On July 28, 2015, the Provincial Government of Cavite officially launched to the public the Cavite Migration and Development Office, the first M&D Office to be established under the Joint Migration and Development Initiative II SUMMID Calabarzon project, and the second in Region IV-A or CALABARZON. The first Migration Resource Center in CALABARZON was established by the Provincial Government of Batangas.  Cavite is among the major sending provinces of migrants overseas, mostly coming from Bacoor, Dasmarinas and Imus. The launching was led by Mr. Alvin Mojica, OIC of PSWDO (Provincial...
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:43
  The economist Milton Friedman was one of the first to argue that there is a fundamental tension between what he called "free immigration to jobs" and "free immigration to welfare" (Friedman 1978). The political scientist Gary Freeman made a similar point in his widely cited article on ‘Migration and the political economy of the welfare state’, which concluded that “ultimately, national welfare states cannot coexist with the free movement of labor” (Freeman 1986, p.51). The implication of these arguments is that you can have large-scale labour immigration or an inclusive welfare state - but...
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 16:51
  Amid rapid economic and social diversification of Europe's urban areas, the concept of "mainstreaming" immigrant integration—the idea that integration policy requires a whole-of-government approach and a shift away from group-targeted policies—has swept through policy circles and become embedded in policy parlance at the highest levels. Despite its intuitive appeal, however, few agree on its precise definition. The ethos of mainstreaming can provide a guiding force for governments seeking to reform public services to meet the needs of diverse populations, but in practice remains problematic...
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 21:24
In August 2009, HelpAge International in partnership with Hope for Children Development Company Ltd. received funding for an eighteen-month project entitled “Mitigating the Negative Impact of Migration on the Multi-Generational Household in Jamaica” under The EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative. The overall objective of the project is to create positive linkages between migration and development in Jamaica through increasing the protection and social inclusion of migrants and their families. This objective will be achieved through increasing the awareness of policy makers and...
Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 16:55
L’expulsion des (travailleurs- asilants) immigrants vers le pays de transit ou d’origine engendre inévitablement un développement de syndromes post traumatiques ; par le blocage d’un parcours de vie (individuel- familial- communautaire) et la rupture d’un projet (économique- estudiantin- professionnelle- sécuritaire) migratoire. La recherche d’un mieux être ailleurs expose l’émigrant- immigrant à divers circonstances et dans divers environnements ; mais portée par l’espérance de changer les conditions de vie annexes aux raisons du départ. Le migrant devient très souvent la « figure » ou le «...