Thematic Resources

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Thematic Resources propose tools and case studies on thematic issues linked to migration & development. Themes include: diaspora engagement, social inclusion, economic inclusion, etc.

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Jan 01, 2008
Description Environment and international migration and their relationship with development are among the most pressing issues on the contemporary global agenda. They have been the focus of major international attention recently with the release of the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel...
Jan 01, 2008
Abstract International migrants are an important channel for the transmission of technology and knowledge. The so-called “brain drain” associated with better educated citizens of developing countries working in high-income countries is acute in some developing countries. Developing...
Nov 01, 2007
Abstract Recorded remittances to developing countries are estimated to reach $240 billion in 2007. The true size of remittances including unrecorded flows is even larger. A near stagnation in remittance flows to Mexico and a deceleration in other Latin American countries contributed to a...
Jan 01, 2007
Description When natural disasters strike populated areas, the toll in human lives, infrastructure and economic activities can be devastating and long-lasting. The psychological effects can be just as debilitating, instilling fear and discouragement in the affected populations. But,...
Nov 01, 2006
Abstract Remittance flows to developing countries to exceed $200 billion in 2006. Full version here. 
Jun 06, 2006
Abstract US Congress is debating the largest overhaul of US immigration law in two decades. This note describes a possible comprehensive approach involving increased control, some legalization and new temporary foreign labor schemes. It points out some implications for developing countries...
Jan 01, 2006
Description This publication explores different challenges posed to home and host country governments engaging with their diasporas for development purposes. How to define diasporas? How to gather data on diasporas? How to incorporate diaspora contributions into development strategies? How...
May 01, 2005
Description The report argues that internal migration can play an important role in poverty reduction and economic development; internal migration should therefore not be controlled or actively discouraged. Policy should instead concern itself with ways of maximizing the potential benefits...
Jan 01, 2005
Description This paper discusses the linkages between migration and the Millennium Development Goals, with specific focus on poverty alleviation, gender, health, environmental sustainability and global partnerships. There is a noticeable gap in research and analysis on how migration is...
Jun 01, 2001
Description This paper provides a state-of-the-art literature review and is intended to stimulate discussions around some of the most salient issues concerning the relationship between migration, return, and development. It outlines the operational framework and research strategy that will...

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