Case Study #16: Mainstreaming of human mobility into local planning

Country: Ecuador

Thematic area: Mainstreaming Migration into Local Development Planning

Key words: Social Inclusion, economic inclusion, multi-stakeholder partnership, inter-institutional approach

This case study outlines key lessons learnt on and how to integrate human mobility into local development programmes and public policies  for enhanced development impact. Mainstreaming is to be understood as a process aimed at inserting migration as a parameter across different policy areas, through a multi-stakeholder and multi-level mechanism. Migration is a cross-cutting issue for development actors, as it affects and is affected by a variety of sectoral policies. In order to maximize migration potential for development, it is essential that migration is mainstreamed into development plans and local development strategies to mitigate potential disharmonies and establish coherence among policy areas. As highlighted in this case of Ecuador, local authorities are increasingly aware of this and are developing methods to do so. The Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Province has channeled this through the creation of a Human Mobility Unit which plays a leading role in the process.. The Unit is in charge of promoting inclusion of migrants and displaced persons through service delivery, capacity building and coordinating mainstreaming efforts.

To learn more about Ecuador, consult the following country profile. To learn more about the project itself, consult the project page.

You can access the case study here: Spanish / English / French (soon)​


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