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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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Monday, September 4, 2017 - 16:38
The UN has released a new study that finds a causal relation between long lasting droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and the increase in irregular migration from these countries to the United States. This research shows that younger and more vulnerable people are more prone to leave food-insecure areas – especially in the Dry Corridor, a drought-prone area that crosses these countries. Indeed, guaranteeing enough food supplies for themselves is one of the aims of most families.  This is why 72% of those families that receive money from migrants abroad applied “emergency” coping...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 12:05
The book "Copii singuri acasa" (Children home alone) is a guide for persons who care for children whose parents migrated abroad to work, and is addressed as well to older carers. The carer receives guiding in child development, the needs and characteristics of children at different ages, hints for becoming a carer, how to communicate with children adn interpersonal relationship, including intergenerational relations. The book was published within two JMDI projects in Moldova in cooperation by HelpAge International and Child Rights Information Centre, Chisinau 2011.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 11:43
This publication was developed within the JMDI project Mv-175 in Moldova by HelpAge International and UNICEF, 2010. The pupose was to research the impact of migration on multigenerational households with migrant memebers and specifically how migration influences on the structure of the household, income and expenditures, child care and education, health and access to medical services, interpersonal relations, cultural life and associations. The research is representative for multigeneational housholds (MGHs) in Moldova. The sample size included 1,205 MGHs, where 610 are households with...
Friday, March 25, 2011 - 10:06
In spite of high levels of unemployment across Europe in the aftermath of the recent economic downturn, labour market shortages persist in a number of sectors. These shortages are likely to become more acute as demographic challenges become more pressing and Europe’s workforce shrinks. With fewer and fewer people of working age supporting a growing number of elderly people, the continent’s economic and social models will come under threat. Policy-makers must therefore make choices to ensure the future well-being of EU citizens. The EPC’s Task Force on Temporary and Circular Migration...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 11:30
Please find the printer friendly pdf version of the consolidated reply, prepared by the M4D Net Facilitation Team, below.
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 19:16
The programme "Movilidad Humana" is operated by the "Fundaciòn de Desarrollo Solidario" (solidarity development foundation). As a result of several years of experience, the foundation presents this publication about capacitation in the area of migration and development, mainly dedicated to provide a guideline for people working in the educational sector. The composition of this module's content and presentation of methods enable all the members of society to reflect and put into practice values such as harmonious and constant communication, which is a key element of our personal development,...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 14:39
Le guide "Mon enfant est resté au pays" a été publié en français, en roumain et en bulgare. Ce guide s'adresse directement aux parents migrants vivant en France, dont les enfants sont restés au pays d'origine. Il propose des répères pour aider les parents à mieux garder le lien avec leurs enfants, à faire en sorte que la séparation soit moins difficile et à préparer les retrouvailles lorsque cela est possible. Le guide est diffusé gratuitement. Si vous souhaitez en recevoir des exemplaires, contactez nous: europe@association-alc.org
Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 23:17
In a closed session, almost 20 trainees sensitized the Ambassador and other stakeholders about the various challenges they face in meeting their personal development goals. He encouraged them to remain committed in their endeavours, "I know it has to be difficult for you, you have made mistakes and are trying to turn a new page and I applaud that. I wish for you all the best as your success is crucial, as it will send the message to other single mothers who face harsh economic challenges that there are other options and opportunities for them." Trainees reported that the event provided them...
Friday, April 2, 2010 - 17:34
The research report is based on the HelpAge International short-term project of UNICEF in Moldova "Building capacity of volunteer networks to support older people caring for grandchildren to prevent institutionalization and reintegrate children with their families”. if you plan to work with multigenerational families where older people care for children left behind by migrant parents, you can learn the findings and recommendations of the above-mentioned project. The contect gives: - an overview of migration in Moldova; - remittances: good or bad; - methods to support older persons caring for...
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 17:04
Social and political developments at the beginning of the 1990s had an impact on the living standards of the population of Moldova. Unemployment, low salaries and delays in paying salaries encouraged people to improve their livelihoods by leaving to work abroad. Migration has continued unabated into this century, and there are no indications that it will cease in the near future. A considerable number of people who migrate from Moldova for various periods of time are parents who leave their children behind. An International Organization for Migration (IOM) survey conducted in July and August...