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Post date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:28:57 -0400

MPI has produced profiles of 15 diaspora communities in the United States, gathering in one place key demographic data and analysis on diasporas from Bangladesh, Colombia, El Salvador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The profiles examine population size, educational attainment, household income, employment patterns, geographic distribution, and remittance volume.

Post date: Wed, 21 May 2014 17:24:52 -0400

A discussion with findings from an ORSAM report that evaluates the effect of the Syrian refugee crisis on Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as on the more than 3 million Syrians who have fled their homeland to become refugees in neighboring countries. The discussion focused on the social and economic impact of the refugees in Turkey, with remarks by the Director General of Turkey's state-run relief agency, AFAD.

Post date: Fri, 16 May 2014 11:21:59 -0400

Offering insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today, this event launches an issue brief that explores Asia-Pacific priorities for the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development and examines ways the GMFD can be a results-oriented forum.

Post date: Tue, 06 May 2014 14:06:52 -0400

International migration and development are inextricably linked. This Transatlantic Council on Migration statement distills the Council’s discussions on the connection between migration and development, focusing on the most promising areas for international cooperation and offering evidence-based recommendations for improving the development outcomes of migration.

Post date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:46:11 -0400

A discussion focused the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD): its agenda, the policy areas that seem ripe for action, and what impact the discussions will have on the post-2015 development agenda.

Post date: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:12:11 -0400

This issue brief explores the Asia-Pacific region's active engagement in the Global Forum on Migration and Development and suggests modes of collaboration between governments and other migration stakeholders on issues that are particularly relevant to the region.

Post date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:36:12 -0400

A call/webinar focused the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development: its agenda, the policy areas that seem ripe for action, and what impact the discussions will have on the post-2015 development agenda.

Post date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:12:09 -0400

Offering insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today, this event launches a brief that explores the Asia-Pacific priorities for the GFMD 2014 and provides recommendations on how the GFMD can be a development focused and results-oriented forum.

Post date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:19:19 -0400

This issue brief addresses the rights of migrants whose movement is induced by environmental degradation or climate change, particularly in the highly vulnerable Asia-Pacific region. The brief evaluates the current international legal framework, identifies gaps in the framework and its implementation, and reviews options available to the international community.

Post date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:27:50 -0400

Discussion at launch of this MPI-IOM Issue in Brief, Human Rights, Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration: A New Paradigm, which focuses on the vulnerability of environmental migrants and how the international legal framework can better ensure their protection, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Post date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500

UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees T. Alexander Aleinikoff joined Kathleen Newland for a discussion on the Syrian refugee and internally displaced population, now considered one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies in a generation.

Post date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:02:37 -0400

As hundreds of migrants were drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations General Assembly was hours from gathering for only the second time in its history to address international migration. The juxtaposition threw a question into sharp relief: does the world body have any impact on the world’s migrants?

Post date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400

The recent special session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, labeled the High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD), was the UN's second-ever discussion devoted solely to international migration. This article examines the implications and outcomes of the HLD, identifies some of the issues that garnered widespread support, and assesses whether the international community is inching toward greater multilateral engagement on migration.

Post date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400

This policy brief, which concludes a nine-brief series examining what is known about the linkages between migration and development, suggests that the policy framework on migration and development remains relatively weak, and few development agencies have made it a priority to promote the positive impact of international migration.

Post date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:30:00 -0400

A discussion on what major policy topics might be covered at the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) with the Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the Special Advisor to the UN Special Representative for International Migration. 

Post date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400

The Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, along with the Special Advisor to the UN Special Representative for International Migration discuss what is expected from The UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in October 2013 and what impact it may have on the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

Post date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:30:00 -0400

Yevgeny Kuznetsov, editor of MPI’s book examining how to effectively use diaspora talent abroad to create development in countries of origin, is joined by MPI's Kathleen Newland, and economist Lev Freinkman for a discussion of the issues revolving around diaspora engagement. 

Post date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400

Diaspora engagement has become a key and accepted component in the arsenal of development strategies. The question of how to effectively and efficiently harness the force of a country’s diaspora through government intervention and policy remains one that many governments and international organizations must grapple with. Diaspora interventions tend to be organic and outside the confines of government and institutional structures.

Post date: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400

Circular migration has typically been viewed with skepticism by migrant-rights advocates and wary publics alike. But many experts and policymakers in the migration field — and some in development — have come to recognize that well-managed circulation that is respectful of migrants' human and labor rights can bring benefits to countries of origin and destination, as well as to migrants themselves. For countries of origin, circular migration can relieve labor surpluses; for destination countries, it can provide the flexibility to quickly overcome skills shortages while adapting to long-term labor market shifts. For migrants, circular migration offers the opportunity to earn higher wages and gain international experience.

Post date: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400

Remittances represent a major vehicle for reducing the scale and severity of poverty in the developing world. Besides pure monetary gains, remittances are associated with greater human development outcomes across a number of areas, including health, education, and gender equality. The author argues that policymakers can maximize the positive impact of remittances by making them less costly and more productive for both the individual and the country of origin.