M4D Library


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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Monday, October 9, 2017 - 13:02
KNOMAD of the World Banks has released its Migration and Development Brief #28 which has a specifc focus on return migration.  While reading this brief, you can learn more about the global trends and policy developments related to mobility and remittances. Notably, this series of briefs endeavours to reflect the advancements made to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the SDG targets related to reducing the cost of remittances and safe and regular migration. Read the newly launched brief here.
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...
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...
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:00
Livelihoods Enhancement Training-A means of empowering women members of migrant families                                                      “Due to the empowerment training, I can now convince my husband by explaining to him the benefits of these trainings. My in-laws also do not stop me as they too understand it now. Finally everything is going good now” says, Bishnu Rana Khatri.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 17:37
Money remitted by international migrants is a major source of income for many countries around the world, exceeding all international development funds combined. Yet individual migrants and their families are often amongst the most vulnerable people in society, and many face significant barriers to the access and use of appropriate financial products. Recognising their importance and vulnerability, some home and host countries are taking measures to support migrant workers and their families and improve their financial literacy; in some cases this occurs within the framework of a national...
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:38
  Este documento se presenta en la modalidad de manual instructivo para acompañar la elaboración de proyectos en el campo de remesas, inversión y filantropía del migrante; ha sido preparado con varios propósitos: Ofrecer un marco conceptual que explique la relación entre el envío de dinero o la remesa y el desarrollo económico;   Presentar una reseña de buenas prácticas en proyectos de desarrollo, con apalancamiento en la remesa, acompañado de explicaciones básicas de su éxito; Compartir un modelo de alianzas para realizar proyectos de desarrollo;   Diseñar un modelo para la elaboración de...
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:31
  This document is presented as an instruction manual to accompany the design of projects in the area of remittances, migrant investment and migrant philanthropy. It has been prepared with several objectives in mind: To provide a conceptual framework which explains the relationship between the sending of money or remittances and economic development; To present a review of good practices in development projects which leverage remittances, accompanied by a brief explanation of their success; To share a partnership model for development projects; To design a model for the preparation of...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 14:53
Worldwide, microfinance institutions (MFIs) work on the development of products linked to international remittances. Challenges are encountered that impede scaling up and cross-selling remittances to MFI’s existing loans and savings clients. This BEST PRACTICES GUIDE FOR MFIs ACTIVE IN REMITTANCES is based on the experience of pioneers in the area. It provides concrete guidance and ready to use training material for MFIs who want to become successful in leveraging the benefits of remittances for their clients and the institution. It is a product of e-MFP‘s Remittances Action Group.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:59
The crisis that hit the western financial markets in 2008 has led to a severe global economic recession, which impacted and is still impacting migrants and migration policies worldwide. Despite the growing vulnerability of migrants, remittances have remained stable during and after the global economic downturn. Indeed, they continue to be a significant source of income for families and play a crucial role of co-insurance or risk mitigation in times of hardship. Moreover, remittances have proven to be a more sustainable source of foreign currency for developing countries than other capital...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 15:15
  The latest World Bank's report on remittances throughout the world has been published on April 11st 2014. International migrants from developing countries are expected to send $436 billion in remittances to their home countries this year, despite more deportations from some host countries, says the World Bank’s latest issue of the Migration and Development Brief. 2014’s remittance flows to developing countries will be an increase of 7.8 percent over the 2013 volume of $404 billion, rising to $516 billion in 2016, according to revised projections from the latest issue of the brief. Global...