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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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:36
Le premier numéro trimestriel 2018 de Gouvernance Territoriale, une publication gouvernementale sénégalaise, porte sur la démarche et les outils de la planification territoriale, ainsi que sur l’intégration harmonieuse des dimensions transversales dans les processus de planification du développement territorial. Ce dossier inclus une partie sur les migrations comme un facteur affectant la planification territoriale et étant impacté par elle. Ce volet migration a été développé en collaboration avec l’OIM. Il souligne l’intérêt du profil migratoire territorial, un outil développé et expérimenté...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:33
The first 2018 issue of Gouvernance Territoriale, a trimestral publication from the Senegalese government, has been released. This edition focuses on territorial planning and how to integrate cross-cutting issues into territorial development planning, including a piece specifically on migration as an important phenomenon which affects and is affected by territorial planning. This section was developed in collaboration with IOM. It explains the value of developing territorial migration profiles, a tool developed and tested in Senegal by the UN Joint Development and Migration Initiative, and...
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 14:15
To mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, two CEPS researchers, Mikkel Barslund and Nadzeya Laurentsyeva, tackled in an article the challenge facing policy-makers of how best to integrate women migrants into the labour market. As they noticed that the difference in employment rates between native- and non-EU born women is higher than the one of their male counterparts, they investigated the causes of such a gap. They found that in addition to a difference in age and education composition, it can be explained by the role of persistent culture but also by structural constraints on female...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:53
Issue #56 of the Forced Migration Review looks at the Latin America and Caribbean responses and realities of protection. In a time of heightened gang violence, this review looks at how these countries are adapting their laws and mechanisms related to protection to reflect this context and thus better address the needs of displaced populations. The notable amount of solidarity that the region has shown is affirmed by the High Commissioner for Refugees in the forward, as he refers to the Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action of 2014 as “an important model of honest, transparent and dedicated...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:44
More than one million Cambodians choose to migrate every year to look for better opportunities and help their families and home country to develop. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) analyses the benefits of this strategy, as well as its associated risks and challenges. One of the major risks outlined in this report is that many Cambodians that move to Thailand hoping to find better jobs end up being trafficked for their labour. Access the full story here.  
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:32
  The Malta Declaration continues to emphasize the‘one-eyed’ EU security-oriented strategy on the external migration policy. A new commentary by Yves Pascouau and Frank Mc Namara from the European Policy Center following the informal EU Summit in Valetta on Friday 3 February 2017 argues that the declaration is hypocritical and highly questionable as it convinces citizens that return policies and the strengthening of border management will in fact halt the migration flow and the smuggling business. 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:08
  The EU deal with Libya, similar to the one with Turkey last year, reallocates responsibility for search and rescue to Southern partners in exchange for financial support. New commentary written by Elizabeth Collett, the Director of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Europe, argues that the deals made in Malta - relating to stemming migration flows from North Africa to the EU - may be built upon unstable, complex foundations, generate further risks for partners, and create a moral crisis for the EU.
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; ...
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 12:17
Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, wrote an article in Project Syndicate on the discrepency between the facts of migration and the migration patterns as related in populist speeches. He reminds that "the truth is that the share of people living outside their countries of origin has barely increased in recent decades, standing around 3% of the nearly 7.5 billion people alive today. In the last five years, 36.5 million people – just 0.5% of the global population – have left their native lands. It is a...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:34
In this briefing paper published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the authors Tam O'Neil, Anjali Fleury and Marta Foresti presents an overview and analysis of the opportunities, risks and vulnerabilities for women migrants and refugees, in relation to the SDGs. It describes the realities of women migrating around the world, and specifically the experiences of both high-skilled and low-skilled migrant workers employed in a range of ‘care’ professions, from domestic workers to nurses and doctors. Among the key messages, the reports shows that women migrate as much as men and that...