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 18, 2017 - 12:53
The University of Oxford has released a new investigation that provides reflections on some of the key ethical questions surrounding fieldwork on forced migration. The Refugee Studies Centre of this institution aims with this paper to bring together multi-disciplinary debates on research ethics and to provide a critical analysis of guiding principles and practical issues to research on forced migration, and to propose ways to spark further discussions. Moreover, this paper also intends to stimulate discussion among the worldwide community of scholars, policymakers and practitioners. Access...
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:32
In a recent blog posted by the UNDP for International Migrants Day, Owen Shumba reflects on the benefits of migration for migrants, their families, and their host and home countries. While noting the associated benefits, Owen finds that these benefits are best experienced when the rights of migrants are protected and upheld. Click here to read the full post. 
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 18:03
  IZA's Discussion Paper no.  6091 (october 2011) utilises survey data of return migrants to analyse the determinants of remittances sent while the migrants were abroad. The authors approach their research question from the perspective of three sending countries in the Maghreb, namely Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The authors investigate the remittance behaviour using the migrants’ conditions before migration as well as during the migration experience. Using a two-part model, they show that the decision to remit and the amount remitted depend on a combination of different migrant...
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 17:59
In IZA Discussion Paper no. No. 6104 (November 2011), the authors investigate the relationship between remittances and migrants’ education both theoretically and empirically, using original bilateral remittance data. At a theoretical level the authors lay out a model of remittances interacting migrants’ human capital with two dimensions ofimmigration policy: restrictiveness, and selectivity. The model predicts that the relationship between remittances and migrants’ education is ambiguous and depends on the immigration policy conducted at destination. The effect of education is more likely to...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:20
The Background Note on "Migration, Remittances and Development in Africa: the Case of Lusophone Countries" of the ACP Observatory on Migration provides relevant information and data on migration and remittances between African Lusophone countries. The document also includes a set of recommendations with regards to migration and development in these countries.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:14
The Background Note Remittances in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries of the ACP Observatory on Migration provides useful insight and relevant data, an overview of policies and specific recommendations related to remittances in the ACP countries and regions.