What are the linkages between Migration and Development?



In this video, Cécile Riallant, Programme Manager of the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), explains us what are the linkages between migration and local development, and why the impact of migration is the most strongly felt at the local level and to what extent these realities need to be factored in local policy making.


This video was created as part of  the online course  “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”, a free, flexible and comprehensive e-course for stakeholders working on migration and development at the local level (local and national authorities, civil society, migrants’ associations, academia, international organizations, etc.). The course focuses on how to better manage migration for enhanced local development through the inclusion and empowerment of migrants and diaspora in development planning and policy-making and was developed by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO).


The contents of the course are based on the My JMDI Toolbox set of training materials designed under the JMDI, as a direct response to the specific needs identified from local stakeholders being supported by the JMDI.

Both the e-Toolbox and the Toolbox cover a wide range of practical issues connected with Local Development through 6 modules and are available for free in the links provided. The first and core module is compulsory with the remaining 5 optional modules depending on the various interests of the trainees. The Toolbox also contains a set of identified good practices, a list of further resources and courses as well a set of selected key resources from JMDI partners, all of which can provide further support and guidance to local actors in their M&D efforts.


The video is extracted from the Core Module, an introductory module on migration and local development.