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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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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 15:35
This study, published by IOM and produced within the Research and Policy Dialogue Initiative on Migration and Remittances in Ukraine project, presents a broad view on migration and remittances in Ukraine. "The main objective of the research is [...] to provide accurate estimates of the number of international migrant workers (short-term and long-term), returned migrant workers, potential migrant workers, and international migrant workers, as well as overall volumes of migrant worker remittances, savings and investment. Last, but not least important, the study aims to assess the impact of...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 16:31
As the environment, climate change and migration complex nexus is drawing increasing attention in the contemporary international agenda, “The State of Environmental Migration 2014: Review of the Year 2013” is the fourth of our annual publication, with a specific focus on the year 2013 and aiming to enhance understanding on natural disasters, sudden onset events and slow onset events and their links to human mobility. The publication is not only focused on 2013 events but does also consider the longer term impacts of a natural event on migration, as we can assess them with the state of...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 13:04
IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change is an institutional publication led by the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) team of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), drawing on IOM’s expertise on the topic at the policy, research, international migration law, advocacy and operational levels. It aims to bring together in one easy-to-access reference document the knowledge accrued by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and to present IOM’s role, understanding and approach to environmental migration.   Table of Contents:   Acknowlgements...
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 14:07
  Article by Liz Kalaugher, published on "environmental research web" on 19 January 2012. "Money sent back home by migrant workers could boost the resilience of families to environmental change. But the effect on ecological resilience – for example, through soil and water conservation practices – is unclear. "Migration can lead to both agricultural intensification and disintensification, both of which can result in improved resilience," Priya Deshingkar told environmentalresearchweb. "For positive impacts to be sustained in the longer term, a conducive policy and market environment is...
Friday, January 6, 2012 - 14:52
  Climate Change is a new driver of human migration that many people expect will dwarf all others in its impact. But some of the most commonly repeated predictions of the numbers of people who will be displaced by climate change are not informed by an understanding of migration dynamics. Displacement is always almost a result of a complex mix of factors; people adapt to changes and governments (and a few other powerful actors) can influence what kind of movements take place in response to environmental changes. A combination of exposure to natural hazards, poverty related vulnerability, and...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 16:03
  Analyses / Studies N°07/2011 - IDDRI/IOM - 2011     This volume is intended to be the first of an annual series, which will aim to provide the reader with regularly-updated qualitative assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. The idea for it stemmed from the course «Environment and Migration», taught at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po. The course, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the world, examines the complex relationship between environmental change and migration flows. For their...
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 12:30
  ACP Observatory on Migration Background Note No. 4 – Oct. 2011 In the history of mankind, people have always migrated to cope with environmental changes. Now more than ever, the environment, the detrimental effects of climate change, and their links to migration are brought to public attention. This is of particular relevance for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. The link between migration and the environment is twofold: migration can be induced by environmental change while at the same time migration flows can impact on the environment. Environmental change, in most...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:27
  The project Migration and Global Environmental Change examines how profound changes in environmental conditions such as flooding, drought and rising sea levels will influence and interact with patterns of global human migration over the next 50 years. Whilst recognising the opportunities this human movement will present, 75% of which is internal, the project has found that the challenges associated with this interaction have been underestimated. By focusing solely on those that might leave vulnerable areas, we risk neglecting key issues: Millions will be ‘trapped’ in vulnerable areas...
Monday, December 14, 2009 - 18:47
The consequences of climate change for migration present humanity with an unprecedented challenge. Since the early 1990s, IOM has been active in the area of migration, climate change and the environment, and has carried out programmes to address this challenge in more than 40 countries in the Pacific Islands, Latin America, Asia and Africa. These activities have constructed a solid foundation of first-hand experiences and lessons learned that have energized the Organization’s policy and research. This Compendium charts the lineage of thought and action on a subject matter whose significance...