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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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...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 15:00
  Check out Digital Good, a UNDP initiative that provides a platform for the general public to engage and learn about the SDGs and take direct action toward supporting UNDP’s critical role in accomplishing the Global Goals.  
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...
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. 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 06:28
Organized by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and NEDA Region VI, in partnership with the University of San Agustin in Iloilo, the MDI-WV conducted its second training in Antique province on February 18-20, 2015. The training aims to build and strengthen local Migration and Development institutions in the Western Visayas Region. At the end of the training, the local stakeholders have:Determined the type of M&D institutions to be established or strengthened at the local level Planned and strategized for the establishment or strengthening of these institutions Identified program of...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 09:40
The JMDI team is pleased to share with you the summary of conclusions from the 2015 IOM Conference on Migrants and Cities which took place in Geneva on 26-27 October. On this occasion, issues ranging from the role of migration in the shaping and developing of cities, the local governance of migration challenges, migration management strategies at both local and nation to multi-stakeholder partnerships were addressed. The JMDI also contributed to the Conference by launching a joint IOM/JMDI White Paper on Mainstreaming Migration into Local Development Planning and Beyond.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 07:36
The Capacity-Building of Research Institutions and Personnel on Migration and Development (CARES-MD) in Region V is part of various initiatives under the Joint Migration and Development Imitative (JMDI).  CARES-MD focuses on strengthening the role and contribution of academic institutions in the regions in promoting a better understanding of migration and development, which in turn, would inform better policies and programs. Towards this end, CARES-MD aims to promote the following objectives:  To build the capacity of academic institutions and research personnel in the regions, particularly...
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 06:11
The forum with Filipino community in Hong Kong took place on 27 September and gathered relevant migrants and migrants’ organizations for the purpose of: Converging initiatives of migrant groups, national and local governments, CSOs and private sector on local M&D policy dialogue, return and reintegration, and creating an enabling local business/economic environment for development. Updating and enhancing awareness of OFWs/OFs in HK of key migrant-related policies, laws, programs/services by relevant government agencies and CSOs to help protect, support, provide redress for OFWs in HK and/...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 16:25
El proyecto de “Fortalecimiento de los GAD de la Zona Norte del Ecuador, en temas de Movilidad Humana”, programa de la Iniciativa Conjunta de Migración y Desarrollo.  Con el fin de intercambiar información y experiencias en temas protección de las personas en situación de movilidad humana y acceso a los derechos, entre Imbabura y Costa Rica, técnicos del Patronato Provincial viajaron hasta el país Centroamericano, se mantuvo la primera reunión con autoridades de la Municipalidad de Desamparados, de la provincia San José, a quienes se les informó sobre el trabajo dirigido a fortalecer las...