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The repository collected over more than six years represents a joint effort of the M4D Net Facilitation Team and the M4D Net members to make available to the wider community the latest findings in the field of migration and development with a view to filling potential knowledge gaps and move the migration and development agenda forward through evidence-based research.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 16:11
The 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 to a new report, which also finds out that 200 million migrants are supporting some 800 million family members. This positive effect is especially important in rural areas, where 40% of the...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 15:26
This document features the conclusions from the Thematic Meeting on Diaspora Engagement Strategies of the Rabat Process that took place on the 5 & 6 October in Bamako, Mali. The conclusions were derived from discussions and exchanges during the meeting and feature steps to be taken in order to better engage diasporas, including the development of policy frameworks and specific strategies, to develop evidence-based strategies and to develop and strengthen communication availability and accessibility to reach diaspora. 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:38
This document has been issued as a background paper for the Rabat Process - Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and development - Thematic Meeting on Diaspora Engagement Strategies on Entrepreneurship and Investment that took place in Bamako, Mali, on October 5th – 6th. It has been coordinated by the Secretariat of the Rabat Process, ICMPD, and authored by Valérie Wolff, International Centre for Migration Policy Development ICMPD, and Stella Opoku-Owusu, African Foundation for Development, AFFORD. The report acknowledges that in an ideal scenario, engaged and motivated diaspora entrepreneurs...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:33
As a result of all the work carried out in this line of advocacy since the launch of the project in late 2013, MedGeneration publishes a white paper aimed at the local and regional authorities for the adoption of a Euro-Mediterranean strategy for the involvement of the economic Diasporas' talents by 2020. It is an appeal towards policy makers in charge of migration policies, as well as towards improving the attractiveness and economic development of the territories The measures proposed by ANIMA and its partners to remove barriers of diaspora investment are grouped into six distinct points....
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 17:37
"Engaging diaspora communities with their countries of origin is an important aspect of IOM’s global work. Many members of overseas diaspora communities remain connected with their country of origin. They contribute to their new country, but can also be powerful development actors. IOM’s Migration and Development projects aim to exchange knowledge and skills for the reconstruction and development of countries of origin. IOM has over 30 years of experience with programmes involving temporary assignments of overseas diaspora communities based on knowledge exchange in countries of origin. In the...
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 14:12
Drawing on evidence gathered from across the region, the Report finds that over 95 million people from Asia and Pacific countries lived outside their countries of birth, and that the region hosted over 59 million migrants. While there are many reasons to migrate, the majority of these migrants are temporary migrant workers. The Asia-Pacific region also hosts over 5.5 million refugees, and three of the main refugee-hosting countries in the world are in the Asia-Pacific region. The Report shows that many migrant workers not only benefit from their migration, but they also contribute to the...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 14:58
In 2014, 1.8 million temporary migrant workers left the Philippines to work in more than 190 countries, each one bearing an employment contract issued and certified by the Government of the Philippines. From factory and domestic workers to engineers and nurses, Filipinos occupy a wide range of jobs abroad. Legal movements of temporary workers on this scale are unparalleled elsewhere in the developing world. Those who leave to work overseas join a huge Filipino diaspora, estimated by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) at approximately 10.2 million people at the end of 2013, making it...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 14:01
"Immigration Développement Démocratie" (IDD) a le plaisir de vous présenter le numéro 46 de son bulletin IDD-INFOS.  Dans ce numéro:  - Dossier : retour sur l’Université d’automne de la jeunesse - Evénement: à Tanger, une « révolution » à la lueur des bougies - Projet fédérateur : un échange d’expériences sur la participation des jeunes, des femmes et des émigrés   Pour consulter le Bulletin, cliquez ici: http://www.idd-reseau.org/images/stories/bulletins_idd/iddinfos46_web.pdf    
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:19
The contribution of diasporas in Austria towards the economic development of their countries of origin is underresearched. While strong transnational links are demonstrated not least by the sheer volume of remittances sent from Austria towards other countries, there has been little assessment of the economic involvement of the diasporas beyond the transfer of remittances. This study contributes to the growing body of knowledge on the role of diasporas in development by conducting the first study on this topic in Austria and thus raising awareness of their contributions or potential...
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 07:36
The Capacity-Building of Research Institutions and Personnel on Migration and Development (CARES-MD) in Region V is part of various initiatives under the Joint Migration and Development Imitative (JMDI).  CARES-MD focuses on strengthening the role and contribution of academic institutions in the regions in promoting a better understanding of migration and development, which in turn, would inform better policies and programs. Towards this end, CARES-MD aims to promote the following objectives:  To build the capacity of academic institutions and research personnel in the regions, particularly...

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