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.

The e-Library is searchable by keyword, document type, thematic area, focus area and year of publication. Being a member of the M4D Net Community also allows you to upload documentation that you wish to share with others through the e-Library.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:45
The UN Joint Programme on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies jointly led by the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Migration Agency partnered with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO) to develop this online training material on "Mainstreaming Migration into Policy Development". Because the Migration & Development nexus is multifaceted and multilevel, it is important to integrate migration into policy planning and therefore promote policy coherence in the field of M&D. To guide you through the different mechanisms involved in...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:18
The JMDI has created two e-learning courses to help enhance the capacities of actors working in migration and development: (i) My JMDI e-Toolbox on migration and local development and; (ii) Running your M&D project successfully. Both of these courses are outlined in more detail below. Through these self-guided courses, users can learn about the linkages between migration and development and how these can be harnessed to foster development, how to implement a project or initiative based on project cycle management, and specifically how local authorities, in partnership with other local...
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 31, 2017 - 09:24
The ILO has developed training modules on "Promoting the Integration of Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe". The aim of these modules is to provide social partners, labour market actors and local authorities in Europe with targeted capacity buidling so that they may implement effective policies and programmes to enhance the socioeconomic integration of migrant domestic workers. The eight modules include: Module I: Overall Framework on Domestic Work Module II: International Labour Standards relevant to Domestic Work and Migration Module III: European Union Framework on Labour Migration Module...
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.