Consolidated e-Discussion Reports
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.
Remittances are funds that migrants transfer internationally from their host country to their country of origin. Remittances are an important source of income for households in countries of origin, in particular in developing countries. Remittances have been identified as the “third pillar of development” as their volume is second only to foreign direct investment and higher than official development assistance (ODA). Analytical studies have shown that remittances make a significant contribution to development in countries of origin.
Remittances and Development
I. Youth Employment Young people are one of the most vulnerable groups on the labour market. On average, they are two to three times more likely to be unemployed. The statistics on unemployed youth cited by the contributors are staggering. Young men and women constitute 38% of unemployed in Albania, 36% in Belarus and 42% in Kuwait. While getting work for youth is a challenge across the world, youth in developing countries (89% of the world’s total youth population) faces many more barriers to employment than their peers in developed countries.
Network members have shared questionnaire examples relevant for conducting public opinion surveys on IDP service delivery and their experiences and lessons learned in using such tools, as follows:
Examples of Questionnaires