Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies (MOMID)
The MOMID pilot project, implemented in the period 2012–2013 in the Republic of Moldova, supported the objective of the Moldovan Government to systematically develop national policies on international migration and development. This is also called “mainstreaming migration in development planning”, which may be defined as the process of assessing the implications of migration on any action or goals planned in a development strategy. Moldova was selected as a pilot country for this project, which was supported by the Global Migration Group.
The second phase (2014–2017) is implemented as a joint programme by IOM and UNDP Moldova and aims at enabling the government and its UN Country Team (UNCT) partners to develop a context-specific, evidence-based, participatory, and holistic approach to migration and development at the national level. The programme synergies continue to be sought with ongoing migration and development related government initiatives and projects supported by UNCT agencies. Namely UN Women was included in project partnership. A strong focus is put on awareness-raising and enhancement of coherence level of migration-related external assistance. The programme supports the mapping of Migration and Development projects, leading to discussions about potential synergies and integrated projects and scaling up of initiatives.
In short, the following country level outputs have been determined:
- engaging key stakeholders in the migration mainstreaming process;
- strengthening the migration and development evidence base;
- identifying migration and development priorities, supporting the elaboration of national migration and development strategies and the implementation of some identified priorities; and
- developing capacities of the government to mainstream migration and monitor progress.