• Mainstreaming Migration into Development Planning: A handbook for policy-makers and practitioners (GMG 2010)
    This handbook acts as a step-by-step guide for those who are interested in or responsible for facilitating a strategy for integrating migration into development planning processes of developing countries. The handbook does not prescribe a uniform policy or programme, but rather provides guidance, ideas and suggestions so coun­tries can tailor-make an approach useful in their own context. The handbook is primarily concerned with international migration, and with national development processes and instruments in developing countries.
  • Migration for Development: A Bottom-Up Approach (JMDI 2011)
    This handbook adds to the literature on migration and development by introducing a specific focus on the role and contributions that can be brought by small-scale projects. These are implemented by a range of organizations from civil society, the public and the private sector, including NGOs, migrant organizations, grassroots organizations, local authorities, universities, research and training institutes, micro-finance institutions, employer associations, trade unions, etc. The handbook represents an encompassing codification exercise to compare and draw lessons from these projects. It allows to assess migration and development practices in order to know what works, under what conditions, in which transnational spaces, and why.
  • Human Development Report 2009—Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development (UNDP)
    The 2009 Human Development Report starts with the point that the large inequalities in the global distribution of opportunities are a major driver for movement of people. The main message is that mobility has the potential to enhance human development - among movers, those who stay and destination communities. In practice, however, processes and outcomes can be adverse to movers, and there is an important role for better policies and institutions at the national, regional and international levels. The report answers the questions of how mobility fosters human development; who moves where, when and why; and how movers fare. It examines the impacts of migration at origin and destination. It concludes by proposing six major directions for reform to lower the barriers to movement and to improve the treatment of movers.
  • Mobility and Migration: A Guidance Note for Human Development Report Teams (HDRO 2010)
    This note offers guidance for national and regional human development report teams that seek to investigate and strengthen the human development gains associated with migration in their countries. The note offers suggestions on how a report on mobility can be refined and conceptualized based on a given national context, as well as on how mobility can be considered in reports on related themes. The note highlights potential institutional partnerships and forms of collaboration and presents sources of information on rapidly evolving international initiatives and research on migration.