Migration and Development

Global Joint Programme on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies - Second Phase

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), UNDP and IOM in 2011 launched a two year pilot project on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies in four countries: Bangladesh, Jamaica, Moldova, and Tunisia. Since 2011, the project has: 1) strengthened the capacity of governments in pilot countries to address migration and development (M&D) linkages in their development strategies, 2) provided guidance for UN ...

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Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals (TRQN) project: Making a contribution to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo/UNSC 1244, Montenegro, Serbia, Sierra Leone and Sudan

The objective of the TRQN project was to contribute to the national post-war reconstruction and development plans of the selected countries (Afghanistan, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia & Montenegro including the Kosovo/UNSC 1244 Province in line with the integrated approach of the Dutch Government towards migration and development with an overall budget EUR 2.2 million.

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SECO – Migration, Remittances and development Financing

IOM together with the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) carried out a 9 month (December 2005 to July 2006) remittances-for-development applied-research initiative funded by the Government of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with a total budget of USD 100,000.

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Migration and Development

The relationship between countries of origin and their overseas communities is a key to successful development. IOM’s goal in this field is to harness the development potential of migration for individual migrants and societies. We work by promoting international policy dialogue, policy-oriented research and programmes that strengthen the administrative and managerial capacity of governments.

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