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IDMC Thematic Series: The Invisible Majority

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The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) has released a new policy brief as a part of their thematic series on 'address[ing] the gap in awareness, data and knowledge about the relationship between internal displacement, cross-border and return movements'. This particular brief has been published within the context of the upcoming thematic discussion for the the global compact on reufgees in November 2017, and outlines the current policy framework while presenting their own recommendations for improvement. 

Some of the recommendations for the global compact include that:

Guide de mise en œuvre pour l’intégration transversale de la migration dans la planification du développement local

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L’Initiative Conjointe pour la Migration et le Développement de l’ONU (ICMD) a publié  la publication du « Guide de mise en œuvre pour l’intégration transversale de la migration dans la planification du développement local » de l’ICMD. L'objectif du guide de mise en œuvre est d’aider les autorités régionales à renforcer leurs efforts pour intégrer la migration dans tous les secteurs de la gouvernance en vue d’une meilleure cohérence des politiques de migration et de développement.

Récits de Succès

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L’Initiative Conjointe pour la Migration et le Développement de l’ONU (ICMD) a publié une collection de « Récits de Succès » qui contient une série d'études de cas sur les bonnes pratiques, les leçons apprises et les recommandations se fonde sur les résultats empiriques des projets soutenus par l’ICMD dans huit pays cibles : Costa Rica, Équateur, El Salvador, Philippines, Maroc, Népal, Sénégal et Tunisie. Ceux-ci sont fondés sur des données probantes et peuvent servir à guider d'autres autorités locales et régionales dans la mise en œuvre d'initiatives similaires.

“Migration: Making the Move from Rural to Urban by Choice.”

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Oct 16, 2017
Today, on World Food Day, the UN Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing released a statement entitled “Migration: Making the Move from Rural to Urban by Choice.”
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In this statement, he begins by noting that “For the first time in history, more people live in cities than rural areas”; thereby calling for the impact of migration to be duly recognised in urban planning and development so that migrants, along with the cities in which they reside, can prosper. In addition, in relation to displacement, it is acknowledged that rural communities must be better prepared to prevent and deal with disasters so as to develop more resilient agricultural livelihoods.

IOM blog post - "Ensuring Migration Benefits Development"

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Oct 04, 2017

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Governance

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Global
Ecuador
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This recent International Organization for Migration (IOM) blog post by Cecile Riallant calls for a more comprehensive approach in understanding the migration and development nexus – one that is conscious of the ways in which migration affects and is affected by all areas of governance and is informed by the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Centre for Global Development Podcast on the Impacts of Immigrants on US Wages

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Aug 31, 2017

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United States of America
In this recent podcast by the Centre for Global Development, experts Michael Clemens and Gaurav Khanna discuss the impacts of immigrants and large scale refugee flows on labour markets and wages.
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In evaluating the impacts of migrants and refugees on labour markets, they look at high- and low-skilled workers from Mexico, Cuba, and India across several decades from different perspectives. Through this analysis, they overwhelmingly find that immigrants have a net positive effect on the US economy. You may listen to the full podcast here

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