IOM-UNDP Joint Global Programme - Mainstreaming Migration into National Development StrategiesMay 29, 2017 - Iraq
Migration and development are intimately related as they impact one another. Development goals and policies can influence migration decisions, conditions and consequences. Likewise, migration can be perceived as a consequence, a driver or an inherent aspect of economic, social cultural and political factors that influence the achievement of development goals outlined, for example, in national, sectoral or local policies.
Acknowledging such a reciprocal relationship between migration and development, the international community has made repeated calls for ensuring greater coherence in both domains, including through mainstreaming migration into policy planning processes.