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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, January 12, 2016 - 14:24
Summary​ In January 2015, Lebanon ended its previously open-door policy for Syrians, which had allowed them to generally enter the country without a visa and to renew their residencies virtually free of charge. The new border entry regulations that came into force on January 5, 2015, denied entry to many Syrians fleeing armed conflict and persecution. The same day, General Security, the agency that oversees the entry and exit of foreigners into the country, implemented restrictive and costly residency renewal regulations. These new regulations sort Syrians seeking to renew residency permits ...
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, September 18, 2015 - 09:53
The growing interest in diaspora engagement among ICMPD’s partner countries over the last ten years bears witness to an emerging global trend. That trend is for countries to increasingly recognise and seek to enhance the role of migrants and diaspora in development. ICMPD’s mission is to strive for comprehensive and sustainable migration governance in partnership with those who have a stake in this multifaceted process. Migrants and diasporas are key stakeholders and we therefore support efforts to engage them. ICMPD’s work on diaspora engagement initially concentrated on Europe and the...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 17:37
Refugee protection—both asylum in the country of first refuge and resettlement to a third country—is a humanitarian endeavor, distinct from economic or labor migration. As victims of persecution, under international law refugees are entitled to specific protections, above all from forcible return, and the humanitarian nature of refugee protection is fundamental. However, what is less clear is the degree to which the right to move freely both within and beyond a country of first asylum can or should be encompassed within the international community's understanding of what refugee protection...
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 14:58
Cette mallette est destinée aux formateurs œuvrant dans les Associations qui travaillent avec les femmes des douars (villages) du Maroc et qui accompagnent celles-ci dans leurs projets d’émigration circulaire et/ou de développement d’Activités Génératrices de Revenus (AGR). Vu la situation souvent précaire, l’état de dépendance et l’absence, ou quasi absence, de formation élémentaire de ces femmes (la cible finale), la démarche d’accompagnement devra commencer impérativement par l’écoute, étape première et incontournable du processus de réappropriation de l’estime de soi, préalable à tout...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 22:39
Migrants who despite their »scattering« (Greek: diaspora) all over the world have never lost their ties to their country of origin and today implement their ideas in concrete projects or use their remittances collectively can be interesting partners for development cooperation. "e actors from the realms of development cooperation, politics and society are only very slowly becoming aware of this notion. "e next logical step would now be to involve mig- rants (migrant organisations) in our work. For this reason, in 2007 GTZ established a pilot programme on behalf of the German Federal Ministry...