In the spotlight
Le rôle central des villes et des autorités locales et régionales a été légitimement reconnu dans le récent rapport de l'ancien Représentant spécial des Nations Unies sur les migrationsMar 16, 2017Peter Surtherland en train de parler au Forum Mondial sur les Migrations et le Développement (FMMD) Ce rapport témoigne du rôle clé des villes et des autorités locales et régionales dans la gestion des migrations, « qui sont souvent les premières confrontées aux questions d'intégration des nouveaux arrivants » (43). En effet, le rapport reconnaît que les autorités locales et régionales...
The key role of cities and local and regional authorities has been duly recognized in the recent report issued by the former UN Special Representative on MigrationMar 16, 2017Peter Sutherland speaking at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) This report is a true testament to the key role of cities and local and regional authorities in managing migration “who are often at the forefront of integrating new arrivals” (43). Indeed, the report acknowledges that local and regional authorities are at the forefront of migrant reception and integration...
Mar 09, 2017"We're going to realise very soon that building walls is utterly ineffective, and – definitely with development aid – we should be aiming at something completely different" - Programme Manager of the UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative, Cécile Riallant. At the 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit, which took place in December of 2016 in Dhaka (Bangladesh), Cameron Thibos...
Jan 11, 2017We are proud to announce a new blog entry on harnessing the potential of migration for local development by our Programme Manager Cecile Riallant, which was published on the OECD Development Matters website and which we have also published below. The JMDI was invited to write this blog in coordination with OECD based on the contributions the JMDI made to the recently launched OECD report “...
Nov 29, 2016Version française ci-dessous / Versión española abajo The JMDI Launches the new e-learning course “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”! The JMDI is proud to present the newly launched “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”. This e-learning course is a free, flexible and comprehensive e-course for stakeholders working on migration and development at the local...
Growing remittances sent by migrants to origin countries pull millions out of poverty according to a new report
Jun 16, 2017The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has published a new report about migrants’ remittances to their origin countries. This document finds out that migrants send 51% more money to their families in their origin countries than a decade ago. These remittances pull millions of people out of poverty. This additional income accounts for 60% of family’s household income, according... Read more >
May 24, 2017In this recent report published by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Hanne Beirens and Susan Fratzke examine several resettlement programmes to hone in on the questions and tradeoffs that policymakers face when introducing new initiatives or scaling up existing efforts. In doing so, they are able to access some of their motivations and goals to resettle refugees, and point out gaps in data... Read more >