M4D Library


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, November 18, 2013 - 15:16
Global Financial Development Report 2014 is the second in a new World Bank series, following the inaugural 2013 Global Financial Development Report, which re-examined the state’s role in finance after the global financial crisis. Common to both reports is that they present a nuanced approach to financial sector policy, grounded in a synthesis of new research evidence. The report presents new data and research, drawing on them to contribute to the policy discussion. It highlights novel evidence that financial inclusion, through remittances, can reduce poverty and boost shared...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 21:12
  Recent migration research emphasizes the development potential of migration in both sending and receiving countries. These studies provide compelling evidence of the positive effect migration can have on poverty reduction, gender equality, health, education and the environment. However, other studies highlight the negative impact migration can have on sending countries, including issues associated with the ‘brain drain’. It is also widely accepted that the potential of migration to promote development depends on institutional arrangements and frameworks that have been put in place by states...
Monday, September 13, 2010 - 18:48
The research presented in this article was carried out with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA) and is based on surveys and field visits by Chanzo Greenidge and Schiller Jean-Baptiste for the Pan Americas Corporate Project of the International Development Research Centre conducted from February-December 2005. The study’s major aim was to identify current and past ICT4D initiatives in the Caribbean that involve the Diaspora in Canada and the United States of America, as well as to identify other key...
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 21:53
Summary of the Mitigating the Negative Effect of Migration on Multigenerational Households Project. It provides detail on the rationale for the development, the objectives and the types of interventions/activities which are implemented in the project.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 16:52
This is the first edition of the newsletter in 2010 but the last in the current format. We are currently exploring a move to a new web space that will expand newsletter coverage and interaction with the remittance community. Keep an eye out for an announcement later in the year. In this issue we find a 6 percent decline in global flows, mixed with uneven trends, mirroring the impact of the recession in both home and host countries. This impact shows differences within and between regions, whereby growth and decline was part of a parallel pattern. Moreover, the year starts with the dramatic...
Monday, December 14, 2009 - 19:04
This new report on the African remittances marketplace is based on the results of a study commissioned by IFAD covering three aspects of: * market competition * regulatory environment, and * financial access The study covers regulatory issues and the competitive environment in 50 African countries representing 90 per cent of remittance flows to the region. Additionally, the report highlights the results of a survey of people within the geographical reach of microfinance institutions in 19 countries. These topics directly impact the ability to reduce remittance costs to Africa and...