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Building Resilient Migration Systems in the Mediterranean Region : Lessons from COVID-19

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2141
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Africa Development Indicators
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Testaverde, Mauro
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Pavilon, Jacquelyn
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2022-06-13T14:16:27Z
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2022-06-13T14:16:27Z
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2022-06-14
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2022-07-27T15:01:39Z
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For thousands of years, migration has been a source of social and economic well-being for people living on different shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Whether through higher earnings for migrants, access to labor for receiving countries, or remittances for sending communities, migration has been an important driver of development in the Mediterranean region. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has severely disrupted this complex web of movements, raising questions about whether migration will continue to be an important driver of the region’s well-being. As time passed, it became clear that the drivers of migration are so strong that mobility restrictions can only reduce movements, not halt them entirely. Building Resilient Migration Systems in the Mediterranean Region: Lessons from COVID-19 presents evidence on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on mobility in the region to inform policy responses that can help countries restart migration safely and better respond to future shocks. While some of the challenges that emerged during the pandemic are specific to public health crises, others are common to different types of shocks, including those related to economic, conflict, or climate-related factors. To inform this reform process, this book suggests a set of actions that can help Mediterranean countries to maximize the benefits of migration for all people living in the region, while at the same time ensuring the sustainability of migration flows. As a whole, these proposed policy actions point to a vision of migration resilience that, even during crises, can address key labor shortages, keep both migrant and native populations safer, sustain household incomes, and ameliorate blows to economic growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has created momentum for policy reforms. Whether this crisis can illuminate the way toward better adapting migration systems to future crises will depend on learning its lessons.
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https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099528306202212286/idu01a6393fd0d97c04a3a0b04902c1de0f34d8f
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978-1-4648-1855-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/37534
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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COVID-19
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HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE
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HEALTHCARE
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MIGRATION
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MIGRATION REFORM
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Building Resilient Migration Systems in the Mediterranean Region
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Lessons from COVID-19
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Report
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2022-06-14
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099528306202212286
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1855-4
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172693
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en
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Middle East and North Africa
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Middle East
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North Africa
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Human Migrations & Resettlements
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International Economics and Trade :: International Migration
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Poverty Reduction :: Migration and Development
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DECPI 08470

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