Partnerships in Action: Enabling the Development Benefits of Migration

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SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
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All the best partnerships are better than the sum of their parts. By working together, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have had a greater impact enhancing the contribution of migration to sustainable development.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, recognizes that migration is a powerful driver of sustainable development, and that when well-managed, migration can be both a development strategy and a development outcome. Being a complex phenomenon that touches on a multiplicity of social and economic aspects, it cannot be approached in isolation, and no organization can adequately address migration and forced displacement on its own. It requires broad partnerships.

In the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on migrants and host communities, IOM and UNDP launched a joint initiative providing start-up funds for locally driven, innovative, resilient and scalable programmes in 2021. Through two rounds of funding, 17 IOM and UNDP country offices received a grant to implement joint actions.

Read the blog here to learn about the importance of multistakeholder, One UN partnerships for achieving the SDGs and making migration work for all.

Find more information on each of the 17 projects here.