Message from IOM
for Central Asia

We live in an age of unprecedented human mobility. Migration is considered one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century, with more and more people on the move today than at any other point in history


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Global Joint Programme on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies


  • Donor: Government of Switzerland
  • Budget for Kyrgyzstan: $700 000 USD
  • Duration: 2014 – 2018
  • Partners: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Partner countries: Bangladesh, Ecuador, Jamaica, Moldova, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia.


Desired impact:

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.


Overarching objectives:

  1. Enable countries to integrate migration into their national development planning documents/processes, continually monitor and adjust their approaches to M&D.
  2. Foster an active and mutually beneficial partnership among participating countries on M&D and MM.



  1. Key migration and development stakeholders are engaged in the migration mainstreaming process (UNDP);
  2. Strengthened evidence base on M&D for planning, policy development and M&E at national level (situation and needs assessment) (IOM);
  3. Identification and implementation of some national M&D policy priorities (IOM);
  4. Greater institutional coherence and capacity on M&D, and sustained coordination by government and other stakeholders (coordination mechanisms & capacity development) (IOM).

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