General M&D Resources

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General M&D Resources highlight the links between migration & development in general and how migration can be better governed to support development.

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Jun 17, 2021
The socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 in the context of migration have drawn a lot of attention since the start of the pandemic. This has included falling remittances, rising inequalities, broken livelihoods, and interrupted labour migration pathways. This IOM brief complements such...
Jun 10, 2021
In October 2020, the Principals of International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agreed on priorities for a reinforced partnership between the two agencies at country, regional and global levels. Among the first steps in translating the...
Apr 26, 2021
The Global Cities Fund for Inclusive Pandemic Response is an initiative to respond to the unmet needs of cities as they support migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people (IDPs) during Covid-19. Mayors Migration Council, in partnership with IOM, UCLG, UNHCR and UN-HABITAT, provides...
Apr 19, 2021
"Leave No Migrant Behind: The 2030 Agenda and Data Disaggregation" provides user-centric guidance on disaggregation of SDG indicators by migratory status. In order to leave no one behind, migrants must be considered across efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....
Feb 08, 2021
Contributions and Counting: Guidance on Measuring the Economic Impact of your Diaspora beyond Remittances provides guidance for governments and national authorities looking to understand and measure the economic contributions made by their diaspora to their country of origin – that is,...
Apr 20, 2020
The IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development outlines a whole-of-organization approach to comprehensively integrate migration and development into policymaking and programming within IOM. It recognizes that migration, when well managed, can be both a development...
Dec 12, 2018
MY JMDI TOOLBOX AND COMPLEMENTARY E-LEARNING COURSE ON MIGRATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT “My JMDI Toolbox” offers a flexible and comprehensive tool for local stakeholders (local authorities, civil society, migrants’ associations, academia, international organizations etc.) on how to...
Dec 12, 2018
The UN Joint Programme on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies jointly led by the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Migration Agency partnered with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO) to develop this online training material on "...
Aug 24, 2015
This handbook is produced in the framework of the European CommissionUnited Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI). It is a four-year, 15 million euro programme supporting small-scale organizations in their concrete efforts towards linking migration and development. The...
May 20, 2014
Factoring in the Contribution of Migration International migration is frequently discussed in association with development. There are some 232 million international migrants in the world (UN DESA, 2013), and when internal mobility is included this number jumps to one in seven people on the...

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