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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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...
Document type: Article
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...
Document type: Meeting/Conference Report
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:33
This report by WHO entitled "Women on the move: Migration, care work and health" hones in on the experiences of care workers - a population largely composed of migrant women. By adapting a transnational perspective, the sectoral elements (i.e. heath, employment, immigration, etc.) of their experience and the experiences of their families are highlighted; thereby, revealing an emerging global paradox in which "care workers, who are overwhelmingly female and many of whom are migrants, make a very large contribution to global public health, but are exposed to many health risks themselves while...
Document type: Report
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:16
The recently launched joint UNDP-ODI report entitled "Climate change, migration and displacement: the need for a risk-informed and coherent approach" unwinds the complex relationship between human mobility and climate change. With a view to inform the global discourse surrounding these matters, the report provides evidence based insight on the presented challenges and how they can be adequately and appropriately addressed in international and national policies.   
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Monday, November 6, 2017 - 13:12
This report by UNHCR explains the circumstances of stateless people who are not recognised citizens of any State. As result of this lacking recognition, an unnecessary burden is placed on ethnic groups which furthers their exclusion and discrimation.  By drawing on the experiences of stateless minority groups, this report highlights the importance of upholding the right to nationality since statelessness placed an unnecessary burden on ethnic groups which furthers their exclusion and discrimination. The chapters of the publication are organised by: Key findings  The Karana of Madagascar The...
Document type: Report
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...
Document type: Training Material
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:38
In this case study entitled "Specialised Foster Care for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Serbia", the Save the Children project "Appropriate care and protection for unaccompanied refugee and migrant children (UASC): Building capacities for specialised fostering of UASC in Serbia" is highlighted.  Building on the lessons learned and good practices of this project, they have developed a specialised foster care training package in collaboration with relevant insitutions. This training package is oriented towards professionals and foster families who are interested in providing care for...
Document type: Case Study
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...
Document type: Article
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 13:02
KNOMAD of the World Banks has released its Migration and Development Brief #28 which has a specifc focus on return migration.  While reading this brief, you can learn more about the global trends and policy developments related to mobility and remittances. Notably, this series of briefs endeavours to reflect the advancements made to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the SDG targets related to reducing the cost of remittances and safe and regular migration. Read the newly launched brief here.
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Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:14
Commission internationale catholique pour les migrations (CICM) a publié une nouvelle publication intitulée «Protéger les enfants! Les garçons et les filles qui migrent sans accompagnement du Salvador, du Guatemala et du Honduras», qui met en évidence le mouvement et la protection des enfants migrants non accompagnés des Amériques qui se déplacent à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur d'El Salvador, le Guatemala et le Honduras, à travers le Mexique pour rejoindre des membres de la famille aux États-Unis. Lisez la publication ici.
Document type: Paper