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, March 14, 2017 - 11:29
This report by the McKinsey Global Institute entitled "Europe's New Refugees: A Road Map for Better Integration Outcomes" argues that Europe should ensure that refugees are integrated into the labour market, as well as society, so that the potential and benefits of migration are maximised. To arrive to this arguement, the report explains the factors that shaped individual journeys of this new group of refugees, and then outlines the important role of the EU in harmonising their response to this population of people. Finally, promising strategies being implemented in Europe to help integrate...
Document type: Report
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:05
This report stresses the significant role that cities have played in addressing Europe’s migration crisis to the extent that they provide a wide array of critical services to newcomers, including language training, skills assessments and orientation, mentoring and placement services, alternative pathways to employment (such as entrepreneurship), credential recognition, and vocational education and training. In addition, it identifies concrete actions that could be taken to better leverage European Union soft law, funding, and knowledge exchange mechanisms to support cities’ activities in this...
Document type: Report
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:14
C'est avec un grand plaisir que nous partageons avec vous le bilan de l’année 2016 de l’OIM Maroc. Ce rapport réunit les principaux chantiers sur lesquels la Mission de l’OIM Maroc s’est investie l’année dernière. Nous saisissons donc cette occasion pour réitérer nos remerciements les plus sincères à toute l’équipe de l’OIM pour son dynamisme et son travail. Pour voir le rapport de l'OIM Maroc, cliquez ici.   
Document type: Report
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 14:41
  Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative (MICIC), a government led (US and Philippines) initiative to improve migration protection, has disseminated the latest and final edition of its Newsletter, which is dedicated to the implementation of the Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster. The purpose of the Guidelines, launched by the MICIC in 2014, are to "support front-line actors of disaster response in migrants’ home and host countries to better equip them to integrate migrants into their work". The Newsletter provides information relating to...
Document type: Newsletter
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 14:24
According to a new UNHCR report entitled “Desperate Journeys: Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes”, refugees and migrants face heightened risks when trying to reach Europe. Due to the closure of many traditional routes, migrants often have to contract smugglers to cross the border into Europe, which often exposes them to human trafficking and more. However, despite these known risks, people continue to migrate. To learn more about this issue, click here. To read the full report, click here.
Document type: Report
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:56
  In this recent newsletter published by the European Stability Initiative (ESI), the 'Malta Plan' is outlined and there is an analysis of how the EU can better manage its borders, while still upholding the principals of asylum. After discussing the lesson learnt by the EU-Turkey agreement and the Nauru model, the ESI then recommends: 1) an Athens-Rome initiative to make binding, asylum decisions and 2) a replacement of Dublin with the a Valetta mechanism.
Document type: Newsletter
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. 
Document type: Article
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.
Document type: Article
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:48
  A new study by Anna Knoll and Andrew Sherriff of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), commissioned and launched by the Swedish Expert Group of Aid Studies, assesses the implications of irregular migration on official development assistance (ODA) spending in Europe through the analysis of five case studies. This study demonstrates that effective development cooperation is threatened because of a migration-related shift in European foreign aid spending.   
Document type: Case Study
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:16
  On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following: Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations. This cannot be based on any form of discrimination related to religion, ethnicity or nationality because: - that is against the fundamental principles and values on which our societies are...
Document type: Press Release