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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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. 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:08
  The EU deal with Libya, similar to the one with Turkey last year, reallocates responsibility for search and rescue to Southern partners in exchange for financial support. New commentary written by Elizabeth Collett, the Director of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Europe, argues that the deals made in Malta - relating to stemming migration flows from North Africa to the EU - may be built upon unstable, complex foundations, generate further risks for partners, and create a moral crisis for the EU.
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:48
  A new study by Anna Knoll and Andrew Sherriff of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), commissioned and launched by the Swedish Expert Group of Aid Studies, assesses the implications of irregular migration on official development assistance (ODA) spending in Europe through the analysis of five case studies. This study demonstrates that effective development cooperation is threatened because of a migration-related shift in European foreign aid spending.   
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...
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:17
Over half of the global population lives in urban areas, and this urban population is expected to rise again. In 2015, United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDSEA) estimate a rise to 66% by 2050. One of the most stunning demographic shifts associated with this urban transition is the move of refugees and internally displaced persons to cities. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 60% of the total 19.5 million refugees and 80% of the world’s 34 million internally displaced persons are urban-residing.  If risks of violence for displaced persons in...
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 16:59
Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Sahara Africa and might become a “mega-city” of over 10 millions residents by 2025. Part of this growth is due to important migratory flux, coming in particular from the DRC and Burundi, two countries facing some severe political crisis. Theses conflicts force many people to flee their homes and leave their origin territory for neighboring countries, as Tanzania. Most of them will settle at the borders of Dar es Salaam, making the city bigger and larger. This unplanned and informal growth of the city exacerbates many of the current...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:49
UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative, Global Civil Society Consultation on Migration and Local Development: A Synthesis Report in the context of the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development, (2016) This report was written and presented during a special session dedicated to the role of civil society in supporting cities in harnessing the potential of migration for local development at the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development hosted by Quezon City, Philippines in 2016. The report is the culmination of three consultation...
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 15:05
This UNESCO publication entitled Cities Welcoming Refugees and Migrants: Enhancing effective urban governance in an age of migration is produced within the framework of the “Welcoming Cities for Refugees and Migrants” initiative of UNESCO, the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation and the European Coalition of Cities against Racism (ECCAR) that aims to promote a shared understanding of the reception and integration of refugees and migrants and, drawing on research findings, to offer guidance for effective, holistic local governance. Acknowledging that local authorities often at the front lines...
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:53
This report, which was compiled by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), presents new findings on the global impact and opportunity of migration. It reveals that migrants contribute 9.4% of global GDP today despite comprising only 3.4% of the global population. It also shows that better integration – social, economic, and civic – could add an additional $1 trillion a year to the global GDP. The report furthermore provides working examples from countries around the world and shows that it is possible to narrow the productivity gap between migrants and native-born individuals through better...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 15:00
  Check out Digital Good, a UNDP initiative that provides a platform for the general public to engage and learn about the SDGs and take direct action toward supporting UNDP’s critical role in accomplishing the Global Goals.