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Agriculture opens doors for youth - June links selection

FAO’s Rural Youth Mobility project may provide employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for the rural youth and thus transform migration in a choice. Find out more in the first link of our selection.


Selection for the weeks May 18 - 31 2018

A new IOM displacement survey Shows 3.5 Million Internally Displaced, Returnees from Abroad in 15 Afghan Provinces. The returnees from abroad included 1,355,488 people from Pakistan and over 398,521 from Iran. Other links are about Yemen, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and a talent show. 


Selection for the weeks May 4 - 18, 2018

Today's selection includes articles about migration from the World Bank, The United Nation Population Fund, IOM and TED. Each one handpicked by us for you. 


Selection for the weeks April 20 - May 3, 2018

Here we are, once again, with five links on migration for you. They come from the Food and Agriculture Organization, from IOM, Technology Review,  and InfoMigrants. Check them out. 


Selection for the weeks April 6-19, 2018

Here's what we have been reading in the past two weeks. Links come from IOM, International Food Policy Research Institute, Louise Arbour (the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on International Migration, said). 


Selection for the weeks March 23rd - April 5th, 2018

We are back with some reading suggestions. Below you can find news about the Global Compact but also about the potential implications of the Italian election results for development


Selection for the weeks 9-23 March 2018

When you read and talk about migration, you might end up reading and talking about many different things such as music and data. Check it out:


"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.

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ICID–SITES –IFAD Conference on International Development

The Italian Centre for International Development (ICID), The Italian Development Economists Association (SITES/IDEAS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are jointly organizing a conference on international development.

Media e flussi migratori. Giornalisti e operatori insieme per applicare la Carta di Roma

Un corso di formazione continua per giornalisti a cura dell’Italian Centre for International Development con il supporto dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo e con l'Associazione Carta di Roma con l'obiettivo di ampliare le competenze necessarie a parlare del fenomeno migratorio in maniera corretta.