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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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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 15:40
The Centre for Global Development published a new working paper by Lant Pritchett on labour mobility, direct assistance and economic growth. The working paper compares the impacts on economic growth and on the incomes of the poor between providing direct assistance and facilitating labor mobility. While studies have shown that a well-designed, well-implemented, multifaceted intervention can in fact have an apparently sustained impact on the incomes of the poor, the magnitude of the income gains is about 40 times smaller than the income gain from facilitating labor migration to high-...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 15:22
This paper has been released by the International Centre for Migration Policy development. It builds on the European Union (EU) launched ‘Migrants in Countries in Crisis: Supporting an Evidence-based Approach for Effective and Cooperative State Action’, a four year project and a contribution to the global Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) initiative. It highlights the most common cross-cutting issues that arise when dealing with migrants in countries in crises, and provides guidances and recommendations for adressing these issues.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:14
Commission internationale catholique pour les migrations (CICM) a publié une nouvelle publication intitulée «Protéger les enfants! Les garçons et les filles qui migrent sans accompagnement du Salvador, du Guatemala et du Honduras», qui met en évidence le mouvement et la protection des enfants migrants non accompagnés des Amériques qui se déplacent à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur d'El Salvador, le Guatemala et le Honduras, à travers le Mexique pour rejoindre des membres de la famille aux États-Unis. Lisez la publication ici.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:11
The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) released a new publication entitled "Protect the Children! Boys and girls migrating unaccompanied from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras," which highlights the movement and protection of unaccompanied migrant children from the Americas moving within and from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, through Mexico to rejoin family members in the US. Read the publication here.
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:33
As a result of all the work carried out in this line of advocacy since the launch of the project in late 2013, MedGeneration publishes a white paper aimed at the local and regional authorities for the adoption of a Euro-Mediterranean strategy for the involvement of the economic Diasporas' talents by 2020. It is an appeal towards policy makers in charge of migration policies, as well as towards improving the attractiveness and economic development of the territories The measures proposed by ANIMA and its partners to remove barriers of diaspora investment are grouped into six distinct points....
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00
This Issue Brief provides an introduction to the topic of trafficking in times of crisis—in the context of conflicts and natural disasters. It discusses frameworks and practices relevant to addressing trafficking in these situations and identifies gaps and challenges. Aspects particular to migrants are highlighted, acknowledging that this is an area that would benefit from dedicated research and analysis; while there is an emerging evidence-base, concerted and enhanced efforts are needed. The suggestions and practices outlined in this Issue Brief seek to illuminate ways to better address the...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 14:35
The VOICE Secretariat released the 2016 VOICE policy resolution, ‘Humanitarian NGOs call for a better EU response to refugees and migrants’, as adopted by the General Assembly of VOICE members. The policy resolution builds on the experience and concerns shared by VOICE members as expressed in our latest edition of the VOICE Out Loud, ‘Humanitarian NGOs and the European ‘refugee crisis’’, which mainly focuses on their operations in Greece.   The resolution calls for the EU and its Member States to: Ø  show leadership to find political solutions to conflict, as the key root cause of...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:26
The International Migration Institute (IMI) has released a new working paper from Marieke van Houte entitled “Transnational transformations Coupling migration and change” which proposes “a new theoretical framework by which to better measure the relationship between migration and (political) change”. The author explores the processes of why people migrate and how they become involved in transnational activities. Eventually, this working paper intends to analyze the consequences of political developments on migration and transnational engagement as well as of the consequences of migration...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:48
The Forced Migration Review is published by the Oxford University Refugee Study Center gathering several concise articles focusing on displaement issues. The issue n°52 (May 2016) focuses on the answer by Europe to the migratory crisis. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration. This issue explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:10
In this report, the Norwegian Refugee Council is focusing on "how the conflict in Syria is impacting on the needs, concerns and aspirations of young people across the Middle East". The NRC spoke to young people from Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and the Kurdish Region of Iraq in order to understand and assess their main needs and concerns, and to explain what drives them towards mobility. The study confirmed that across the Middle East a whole generation of young people, both refugees and members of the local host communities,  from Syria and refugee-hosting countries is losing hope in the future,...