The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.
MIDA - Migration for Development in Africa - is a general strategy launched by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2001 to facilitate the transfer of vital skills and resources of the African Diaspora to their countries of origin.
Migrant Women for Development in Africa is a project promoted by the International Organization for Migration and funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - General Directorate for Development Cooperation, in the framework of MIDA - Migration for Development in Africa: a strategy conceiv
Remittances have been assuming an increasingly important role in the economies of numerous countries. Although the overall effects of remittance flows are not easily measurable, and even if they constitute private funds, they have undoubtedly a positive impact in terms of povert
IOM started the “Return of Qualified Afghans” (RQA) programme in December 2001. The RQA programme focused on the return of qualified Afghan nationals scattered worldwide, who are motivated to contribute their skills for the benefit of the reconstruction process on short or long term basis.
QUESTS-MIDA is a joint project between UNDP and IOM that uses skills and expertise from qualified Somali expatriates from the diaspora and provides opportunities for applying those skills for the benefit and development of Somalia.
During the past years recognition of the linkages between migration and development is increasing. More insight has become available how migration affects development and vice versa.
IOM and the Belgian Embassy in Rabat have signed an agreement to launch an innovative project aimed at encouraging Moroccans living in Belgium to start businesses back home in Morocco.