In the spotlight

  • Dec 01, 2017
    It is with great pride that we inform you that we have reached the end of a very successful second phase of the UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) as of November 30, 2017.  This initiative led by UNDP and implemented in close partnership with IOM, ITC-ILO, UN Women, UNHCR, UNITAR, and UNFPA has successfully engaged the UN system with vital actors in the field of...
  • Nov 22, 2017
    The recently launched joint UNDP-ODI report entitled "Climate change, migration and displacement: the need for a risk-informed and coherent approach" unwinds the complex relationship between human mobility and climate change. With a view to inform the global discourse surrounding these matters, the report provides evidence based insight on the presented challenges and how they can be adequately...
  • Nov 09, 2017
    The UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) has published “Guidelines on Integrating Migration into Decentralised Cooperation”, which is a unique and unprecedented tool that walks interested local and regional authorities through the necessary steps to establish migration-related decentralised cooperation relationships. To do so, the guidelines first outline the added value of...
  • Nov 02, 2017
    The UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) has published "Guidelines on Mainstreaming Migration into Local Development Planning", which aim to assist local and regional authorities in enhancing their efforts to mainstream migration into all governance areas for enhanced policy coherence in migration and development.  These Guidelines achieve this through a set of indicators that...
  • Oct 26, 2017
      The UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) has published a collection of "Success Stories", which contains a series of JMDI case studies on good practices, lessons learnt and recommendations built on the results and lessons learnt from the JMDI supported projects in eight target countries: Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Philippines, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, and Tunisia....

Latest Resources

Jul 16, 2018
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) published a new policy brief in the series "Toward a Global Compact for Migration: A Development Perspective", a series to inform the current debate on the GCM. This new brief by Kathleen Newland, Co-Founder of the MPI, and Kate Hooper, Associate Policy Analyst, focuses on the need to integrate migration into development partnerships and vice versa. You can... Read more >
Jul 10, 2018
The JMDI has created two e-learning courses to help enhance the capacities of actors working in migration and development: (i) My JMDI e-Toolbox on migration and local development and; (ii) Running your M&D project successfully. Both of these courses are outlined in more detail below. Through these self-guided courses, users can learn about the linkages between migration and development and... Read more >