The M4D platform seeks to facilitate peer-to-peer support and give M4D Net members the opportunity to  launch queries to the network – for example asking practical questions about the implementation of a migration and development project or asking for further information on a certain topic relating to migration and development.

By responding to a query on the M4D Net, you are sharing knowledge that may be applied by others when faced with a similar problem.

Responses to queries are posted on the M4D Net and cross-posted to other knowledge platforms, as well as gathered together in a ‘consolidated reply’ which is shared with all members.

This process enables interaction between migration and development practitioners who would not normally have the opportunity to benefit from one another’s knowledge and expertise. Policy makers from national government and international organisations can learn from grass roots practitioners and vice versa.

Submit your query

Dec 15, 2009

Hello everybody, my name is Arturo, I was born in Perù and have been living in Italy since 2002. I am working as a Tax Advisor for people and enterprises from Genoa (Italy).
Three years ago I found in the Italian fiscal law opportunity for immigrants residents in Italy.

It grants to immigrant citizens the possibility to recognize their dependent family members living outside Italy (in the origin country). This acknowledgment allows the reimbursement of their taxes paid up to 800 Euros every year to any family member.

Nov 25, 2009

Dear Members,
You can find below the information about the Electronic discussion on Migration and Rural development in ACP countries.

Warm regards,

Leila Rispens-Noel

Member, Migrant Advisory Board JMDI

Coordinator, E-Consultation “Migration and Rural Development”


 Electronic discussion on Migration and Rural development in ACP countries

Nov 04, 2009

Dear Community of Practice Members,
I thought this news on the end to travel ban by the United States will be interesting. To read the full story please visit: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49085

With best regards,

Michael Boampong

EC-UN Joint Migration & Development Initiative

United Nations Development Programme

P.O.Box 1423,Accra-Ghana
Tel . : +233 21 785394-9 ext 122

Fax : +233 21 773899

Oct 15, 2009

The annual Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is now underway! The organizers, the Onassis Foundation, have invited us to share with you the background papers for the four roundtable discussions to be held at the GFMD Civil Society days. We will begin by sharing the background papers for the 1st Roundtable, focusing on how to make the migration-development nexus work for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.