Understanding Global   
Development Challenges

Mission

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID) – hosted by CEIS-University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ – aims at promoting a better understanding of current and prospective global development challenges through an inter-disciplinary approach.

To this end, the mandate of ICID has been designed along the following 3 core pillars:

  • Promoting and implementing high-level and policy-relevant research across the wide spectrum of development areas (link to “Thematic areas”).
     
  • Building and facilitating an inter-disciplinary network of experts in the development arena, connecting academia and researchers as well as practitioners in the development field, with a view to increasing the impact of the research community on policy making and development cooperation.
     
  • Creating training opportunities for young researchers in the development field, through PhD and Master courses, seminar and workshop series, student exchanges (involving institutions from both industrialized and less-industrialized countries), as well as research mentoring.

ICID’s design and composition provides it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world. The ownership and reach of ICID research is strengthened further through active research partnerships with government counterparts, workers’ and employers’ organizations, international development organizations, private financial institutions, private sector firms, as well as regional and international development banks.

"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

What's new

The impact of migration on Europe - ICID joins the Center for Strategic International Studies to talk about a sustainable approach to migration

On Friday, October 13, ICID's director, Furio Rosati joined the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) in a public panel about the impact of migration on Europe.

Report

"Towards sustainable migration. Interventions in countries of origin". If proactively and effectively managed, the migration challenge can be transformed into an opportunity both for Europe and for origin countries.