Platform for Partnerships
The PfP features government policies and programmes (practices) that have been inspired by the GFMD discussions and recommendations.
Additionally, governments have requested during annual GFMD meetings to collect and make available online the practices on migration and development (M&D) that have been mentioned in GFMD Roundtable background papers or during GFMD Roundtable discussions and thematic meetings. These practices could include not only those that governments found to be useful and effective, but also those that offer lessons learned and identify potential pitfalls for other policy-makers.
In view of the foregoing, the PfP was launched in 2010 to foster the exchange of M&D practices, as well as to encourage governments to work in partnership – with each other and/or with other key non-government stakeholders – in developing and implementing M&D policies and programs. The PfP has two components. First, the online PfP - (www.gfmd.org/pfp) which is integrated in the GFMD web portal – showcases M&D practices and policy tools that have come out of GFMD discussions and debates. It also offers a space to make calls for action or partnership. Second, PfP meetings are organized to allow face-to-face interactions between governments and key partners, as they share M&D practices and signal offers to join or contribute to a particular project or partnership. Since 2010, a PfP has been an integral part of the GFMD summit meeting program.
The GFMD Assessment in 2012 affirmed the potential of the PfP in enhancing the Forum’s impact on the global migration and development agenda. The PfP could support the work program of the GFMD Chair-in-Office through the continued sharing of knowledge and dynamic partnerships. It could also help achieve the long-term goal of making the GFMD a more evidence-based, dynamic and durable process.
GFMD Platform for Partnership Users
The GFMD is a state-led process. Governments are invited to submit ‘practices’ and ‘calls for action’. Showcased practices can include other actors such as international organizations, civil society organizations, research institutions or the private sector.