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.

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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:17
Over half of the global population lives in urban areas, and this urban population is expected to rise again. In 2015, United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDSEA) estimate a rise to 66% by 2050. One of the most stunning demographic shifts associated with this urban transition is the move of refugees and internally displaced persons to cities. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 60% of the total 19.5 million refugees and 80% of the world’s 34 million internally displaced persons are urban-residing.  If risks of violence for displaced persons in...
Document type: Report
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 16:59
Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Sahara Africa and might become a “mega-city” of over 10 millions residents by 2025. Part of this growth is due to important migratory flux, coming in particular from the DRC and Burundi, two countries facing some severe political crisis. Theses conflicts force many people to flee their homes and leave their origin territory for neighboring countries, as Tanzania. Most of them will settle at the borders of Dar es Salaam, making the city bigger and larger. This unplanned and informal growth of the city exacerbates many of the current...
Document type: Report
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:49
UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative, Global Civil Society Consultation on Migration and Local Development: A Synthesis Report in the context of the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development, (2016) This report was written and presented during a special session dedicated to the role of civil society in supporting cities in harnessing the potential of migration for local development at the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development hosted by Quezon City, Philippines in 2016. The report is the culmination of three consultation...
Document type: Consolidated Reply
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 15:05
This UNESCO publication entitled Cities Welcoming Refugees and Migrants: Enhancing effective urban governance in an age of migration is produced within the framework of the “Welcoming Cities for Refugees and Migrants” initiative of UNESCO, the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation and the European Coalition of Cities against Racism (ECCAR) that aims to promote a shared understanding of the reception and integration of refugees and migrants and, drawing on research findings, to offer guidance for effective, holistic local governance. Acknowledging that local authorities often at the front lines...
Document type: Report
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:53
This report, which was compiled by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), presents new findings on the global impact and opportunity of migration. It reveals that migrants contribute 9.4% of global GDP today despite comprising only 3.4% of the global population. It also shows that better integration – social, economic, and civic – could add an additional $1 trillion a year to the global GDP. The report furthermore provides working examples from countries around the world and shows that it is possible to narrow the productivity gap between migrants and native-born individuals through better...
Document type: Report
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.  
Document type: Link / Url
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. 
Document type: Discussion Paper
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:33
This OECD report, which features contributions from the JMDI, presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries between 1995 and 2015 and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries. It goes on to describe the recent evolution of migration overall as well as by groups of countries according to their growth performance and analyses what drives these trends and also studies the case of refugees specifically. The report also examines the impact on migration of migration policies as well as various...
Document type: Report
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:25
This International Rescue Committee (IRC), titled Learning from Lesbos, examines the IRC's early emergency response in the cities and towns of Lesbos, Greece during the height of the refugee crisis.  Nowadays, nore than half of the world's displaced people live in urban areas. The humanitarian sector has to adapt to the challenges of increasing urbanisation and the increasing role of cities as places of refuge as well as sites of heightened risk of crisis, marginalisation and inequality. The arrival of large numbers of people in an urban area brings challenges and opportunities for both...
Document type: Report
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 15:34
  This policy brief, which was written by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas in the context of the Third Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development in September 2016, presents three of the initiatives that the Philippines has created in order to facilitate engagement among its diaspora and manage their contribution towards the country’s inclusive and sustainable development. It also relates to a number of lessons learned and recommendations for engagement strategies to be more effective. Over the decades, the Philippines has consistently remained one of the top ten...
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