Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development: A Global Journey and Joint Achievements
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
The M4SD Programme's mainstreaming migration for policy coherence methodology has been pioneered since 2011. M4SD has worked to make communities more inclusive and to create new opportunities for over 14,000 migrants and community members so that everyone can thrive and no one is left behind in our quest for global prosperity, contributing to over 30 concrete indicators and targets within the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the eleven countries in this Programme prepare for the end of this third and final phase in October 2023, we collectively celebrate their successes to harness the development benefits and reduce negative effects of migration for host and home communities, migrants and their family members, which includes:
- 14 migration-specific policies and 7 policies that mainstream migration considerations were revised, updated or developed at both the national and local levels of governance
- Over 600 diaspora and private sector partners were engaged
- Nearly 11,500 people received counselling services and information
- 420 small businesses and 10+ cooperatives supported with new training, business plans and registration
- Nearly 1 in 2 beneficiaries were women and 4k were young people
- Nearly 440 people were employed and 40 youth were placed in internships
- Nearly 700 people received psychosocial support
- Contributed to more than 25 high level migration and development-related fora and regional dialogues, including the Global Forum for Migration and Development
Read this short brief on the results we have jointly achieved in this global effort to make migration work for sustainable development. The brief is available in French, Spanish, English, Serbian and Russian. Read more about the work of each of the 11 countries.