Migration, mobility and employment
The MME Partnership aims to provide comprehensive responses to the issues of Migration, Mobility and Employment, in the interest of all partners, with the particular objectives to create more and better jobs for Africa and to better manage migration flows. Better management of migration and stimulation of employment are essential elements of strategies against poverty and other national development and co-development strategies in African countries. The benefits of international migration must be maximized for all partners. In this context, the fight against trafficking in human beings is a major priority.
Building on the achievements of the first action plan, a second Action Plan identifies the areas of cooperation for the years 2011-2013. In addition, higher education appears as a more visible and integrated part of this partnership. The new action plan has two main strands: (a) enhancing dialogue, and (b) identifying and implementing concrete actions.
The African Development Bank Migration and Development Fund (MDF)
Mobilising migrant resources for development in Africa
The reduction of transfer costs of migrant remittances and the mobilisation of these resources to complement other sources of finance for the development of the African continent have for several years been a subject of increasing interest for the African Development Bank, which has supported several initiatives in this area including the recent World Bank study “Leveraging Migration for Africa”.
The creation of the Migration and Development Fund (MDF) responds to this interest and the impetus to f