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, February 13, 2018 - 11:50
The Kuala Lumpur Declaration recognizes increased migration into urban areas as a challenge faced by cities that requires special attention. The Declaration therefore considers social cohesion and inclusive economic environment can unlock urban migrants’ development potential and increase their positive contributions. Indeed, conducive policies to ensuring migrants’ integration and protection are a pre-requisite for migrants to be able to fully participate in and contribute to society.   Background The World Urban Forum closed its Ninth Session (WUF9) today February 13, 2018. The biennial...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 14:50
This Council Statement by the Migration Policy Institute developed from the 15th meeting of its Transatlantic Council on Migration, which focused on the question what actions are needed to provide refugees with the opportunity to lead a decent life and contribute to their local economies and communities. This document distills some of the discussions of the Council and research reports that informed the Council meeting, outlines the priorities for action in order to gradually move the international community away from a choice between resettlement for a tiny proportion of refugees and basic...
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, October 6, 2016 - 12:38
This document has been issued as a background paper for the Rabat Process - Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and development - Thematic Meeting on Diaspora Engagement Strategies on Entrepreneurship and Investment that took place in Bamako, Mali, on October 5th – 6th. It has been coordinated by the Secretariat of the Rabat Process, ICMPD, and authored by Valérie Wolff, International Centre for Migration Policy Development ICMPD, and Stella Opoku-Owusu, African Foundation for Development, AFFORD. The report acknowledges that in an ideal scenario, engaged and motivated diaspora entrepreneurs...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:33
The Commitment to Action is this year’s outcome document of the Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development. The document contains guiding references for local authorities to continue advancing the rights, protection, integration, empowerment of migrants through concrete actions and initiatives, and to ensure that migration is experienced as a positive development phenomenon for all affected: migrants, refugees and their families, and the communities in which they originate and in which they reside. Read the full report here. 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:05
On 15 June Professor Iván Martín, presented a study by the Migration Policy Centre on Exploring New Avenues for Legislation for Labour Migration to the European Union at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (LIBE Committee). The Study, commissioned in 2015, provides a comprehensive analysis of EU labour migration policy, its development, its impact and future policy options. It was presented just after European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, presented the newEuropean Commission’s proposals on...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 11:31
This report by the TENT Foundation focuses on the economic impact of refugees on their host societies. As the author Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European commission, highlights as the key finding, "investing one euro in welcoming refugees can yield nearly two euros in economic benefits within five years". Download the full report here.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:26
This study by the Migration Policy Institute focuses on the importance of early childhood education, especially for refugees. "The current research on the benefits of high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) leaves little doubt that early interventions have both short- and long-term advantages. Quality ECEC can have substantial positive impacts on young children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, with long-term effects on educational achievement, occupational success, and health. These advantages are particularly critical for children with certain risk...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 14:27
A recent publication by the Migration Policy Centre sheds light on the current flow of Syrian asylum seekers to Europe. With data and information collected from Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon and along the Balkan route, it analyzes push and pull  factors,  protection  risks  and  threats,  and  the  availability  of  information  before  and  during  their journey to Europe. Abstract: "This research report seeks to shed more light on the current flow of Syrian asylum seekers to Europe. Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, it is estimated that millions of people have fled their...
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 17:50
The report released by Versik Maplecroft analyses the 10 most significant human rights issues impacting business. As it shows, abusive and unethical recruitment of migrants and refugees is the most pressing risk for the reputation of global companies and claiming ignorance about recruitment practices along the supply chain will no longer serve as an excuse. To find more details about the study, please click here. The full report can be requested by sending an email to info@maplecroft.com