The JMDI holds regular e-discussions to establish dialogue on a particular migration and development topic. Once an e-discussion comes to an end, we gather and consolidate all the information into an e-discussion report which you can find below. These reports systematize and summarise the main findings of each e-discussion to facilitate knowledge sharing across the M4D Community.


Sep 09, 2015

Question 1 : Que signifie pour vous l’intégration de la migration dans la planification de la politique locale ?


The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) has carried out an e-discussion on Mainstreaming Migration into Local Policy Planning, inviting local actors around the globe to share their experience and views on mainstreaming migration into local development planning. The results of this e-discussion are presented below in a consolidated response gathering together the contributions of M&D practitioners from Local and Regional Authorities (LRAs), national and international migration experts, civil so
Aug 17, 2015

Question 1: What does mainstreaming migration into local policy planning mean to you?


Sep 02, 2015

Pregunta no1: ¿Qué significa para usted la integración de la migración en la planificación de las políticas locales?

Jul 25, 2014

What has been learned from the implementation of the M&D agenda at local level when it comes to the achievement of the MDGs?

Sep 23, 2009

Diasporas are powerful actors with the ability to transform or perpetuate conflict and are increasingly important sources of financial, entrepreneurial and human capital.  Concentrated efforts are required to effectively facilitate diaspora involvement in the peacebuilding, post-crisis reconstruction, and development processes of their countries of origin.  Diasporas can contribute human, financial and social capital for the development of their communities of origin.

Dec 22, 2010

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Aug 03, 2010

Women migrant workers represent a population which is highly vulnerable to discrimination, abuse, and exploitation, especially where they work in under-regulated sectors such as domestic work. They are also likely to suffer from stress caused by the dual burden of domestic and family duties combined with external paid work; and/or conflicts and tensions with family members – particularly children – who remain in their country of origin.

Dec 23, 2010

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 Topic 1: Common grievances of migrant workers

Factors determining migrants’ grievances and access to redress

The United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families provides a definition of “migrant worker” at article 2(1). 

Oct 27, 2010

The EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI)’s new report, “From Migration to Development: Lessons drawn from the experience of Local Authorities”, was commissioned in view of the fact that – although in the last decade local authorities have become increasingly active in connecting migration and development – the global dialogue and analytical work largely involves only international organizations and national governments without devotin

Jun 15, 2010

The concept of circular migration has gained increasing international attention over the past few years as a potential win-win for both sending and destination countries whereby labour shortages in destination countries could be filled without the associated costs of permanent migration, while unemployment in sending countries could be alleviated and remittances, skills and other social capital brought back to the country upon the migrant’s return.  Similarly, in terms of Migration and Development, diaspora members residing permanently in destination countries could return temporarily to th