Mainstreaming Migration Into National Development Strategies


Participating countries:  Bangladesh, Ecuador, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia

Project period: 01 February 2014 to 31 January 2018

Financial support:  SDC

Project partners: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and relevant government institutions:

  • People's Republic of Bangladesh: Ministry for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment and Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Republic of Ecuador: Vice Ministry of Human Mobility, Directorate for returning migrants;
  • Jamaica: The Planning Institute of Jamaica;
  • Kyrgyz Republic: Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ministry of Youth, Labour and Migration;
  • Republic of Moldova: Diaspora Relations Bureau, State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova;
  • Kingdom of Morocco: Ministry of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs;
  • Republic of Serbia: Commissariat for Refugees and Migration;
  • Republic of Tunisia: Ministry of Social Affairs, Secretariat of State for Immigration and Social Integration

The overall objective of the Joint IOM-UNDP Global Programme is to enable governments and their partners to better measure, and make more visible the human development impacts of migration; and to govern the migration phenomenon so as to increase the human development outcomes and mitigate the risks for migrants, their families and communities at origin and destination. 

The Programme responds to the repeated calls for improving international migration governance, by offering continued support to the governments in their efforts to improve the evidence-base for M&D policy making; to formulate national development strategies and policies that comprehensively address migration and its linkages with different development priorities. In addition, the Programme seeks to build stakeholders’ capacities to implement the national policy/POA on M&D and have set up a participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework.

The Programme’s country-level implementation is expected to contribute, at the national level, to the emergence of a joint vision and objectives regarding action on migration and development (M&D) among key stakeholders; a greater institutional and policy coherence on M&D; and the inclusiveness and transparency of M&D policy planning, implementation and M&E to non-governmental stakeholders.

The Programme contributes to the achievement of the following SDGs:
17.9; 17.14; 17.16; 17.18; 10.7.