Theme 7: Mainstreaming migration into development planning, including from a gender perspective
Guidance and tools
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.
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.
Migration Profiles have been increasingly used as a tool to assess the impact of migration on development and thus to help inform policy making to address the migration and development nexus in a comprehensive manner. This Repository offers key information on the Migration Profile and Extended Migration Profile concept and methodology, gathers existing country profiles in one central location, and provides a useful guidance tool and background information on Migration Profiles.
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.