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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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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:53
Issue #56 of the Forced Migration Review looks at the Latin America and Caribbean responses and realities of protection. In a time of heightened gang violence, this review looks at how these countries are adapting their laws and mechanisms related to protection to reflect this context and thus better address the needs of displaced populations. The notable amount of solidarity that the region has shown is affirmed by the High Commissioner for Refugees in the forward, as he refers to the Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action of 2014 as “an important model of honest, transparent and dedicated...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:37
In 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 collection/analysis that ought to be remedied in order to make sure that policies are more effective.  Read the full report here.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:40
In this recent report, Demetrios G Papademetriou, Meghan Benton, and Natalia Banulescu-Bodgan of the Transatlantic Council on Migration, which is a project of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), analyse how positive integration outcomes among refugees can be encouraged, while upholding the integrity of migration systems. This report is timely given that Europe is trying to balance how to prevent another 'refugee crisis' and to ensure the new arrivals integrate and that their contributions are realised. Through anaylsis, the report demonstrates how interdependent this approaches are. As such...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:29
This report by the McKinsey Global Institute entitled "Europe's New Refugees: A Road Map for Better Integration Outcomes" argues that Europe should ensure that refugees are integrated into the labour market, as well as society, so that the potential and benefits of migration are maximised. To arrive to this arguement, the report explains the factors that shaped individual journeys of this new group of refugees, and then outlines the important role of the EU in harmonising their response to this population of people. Finally, promising strategies being implemented in Europe to help integrate...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:56
  In this recent newsletter published by the European Stability Initiative (ESI), the 'Malta Plan' is outlined and there is an analysis of how the EU can better manage its borders, while still upholding the principals of asylum. After discussing the lesson learnt by the EU-Turkey agreement and the Nauru model, the ESI then recommends: 1) an Athens-Rome initiative to make binding, asylum decisions and 2) a replacement of Dublin with the a Valetta mechanism.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:32
  The Malta Declaration continues to emphasize the‘one-eyed’ EU security-oriented strategy on the external migration policy. A new commentary by Yves Pascouau and Frank Mc Namara from the European Policy Center following the informal EU Summit in Valetta on Friday 3 February 2017 argues that the declaration is hypocritical and highly questionable as it convinces citizens that return policies and the strengthening of border management will in fact halt the migration flow and the smuggling business. 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:16
  On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following: Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations. This cannot be based on any form of discrimination related to religion, ethnicity or nationality because: - that is against the fundamental principles and values on which our societies are...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 17:25
As part of the Urban Crises Learning Fund, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has released a new report on urban humanitarian response entitled "Finding Economic Opportunity in the City: Lessons from IRC’s Cash and Livelihoods Programmes in Cities within Lebanon and Jordan". As 60% of the world's refugees live in urban areas affected by conflicts or located in low-income countries, this report emphasizes notably the necessity to better acknowledge that livelihoods programming is essential to the recovery and development of both refugee populations and host communities. Read more about...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:32
This “Growing Up Without an Education” report from Human Rights Watch is the second of a three-part series addressing the urgent issue of access to education for Syrian refugee children in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. The report documents the important steps Lebanon has taken to allow Syrian children to access public schools. But Human Rights Watch found that some schools have not complied with enrollment policies, and that more donor support is needed for Syrian families and for Lebanon’s over-stretched public school system. Lebanon is also undermining its positive education policy by...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:14
The UNHCR has just released a new report entitled Global Trends on forced displacements in 2015. The number of people forcibly displaced increased from 59.5 million in 2014 to 65.3 million in 2015, representing 12.4 million people newly displaced due to conflict or persecution. Among those 65.3 million people, 21.3 million were #refugees, 40.8 million were #internallydisplacedpersons, and 3.2 million were #asylum-seekers. Turkey was the country hosting the largest number of refugees worldwide (2.5 million), followed by. Pakistan (1.6 million), Lebanon (1.1 million), Islamic Rep. of Iran (979,...