Joint Migration and Development Initiative Phase II (JMDI II)
The Joint Migration and Development Initiative Phase II is a global program supported by the European Union and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It is implemented in eight countries by UNDP and its partners IOM, ILO, UNHCR, UNFPA and UN WOMEN. JMDI II aims to strengthen and reinforce the role of migration for development by upscaling and institutionalizing local migration and development (M&D) initiatives.
The approach of JMDI II is to highlight the central role that local authorities play in bringing sustainability and to reinforce the impact of M&D initiatives in their respective areas. This new approach is derived from the lessons learned in the first phase of the JMDI which was implemented from 2008 to 2012. JMDI II will maximize the potential of migration for local development through the delivery of targeted support to local authorities and civil society organizations, the shape and form of which will depend on the needs and situation in each of the areas selected.
UNDP Philippines has designated the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) as the national government agency partner for the JMDI II. CFO is working with the City Government of Naga and NEDA IVA and their respective project partners in the implementation of the JMDI Bicol and the Strengthening, Upscaling and Mainstreaming International Migration and Development (SUMMID) in Calabarzon projects.
The Migration and Development Initiative for Western Visayas (MDI WV), a project related to the global JMDI II programme, will also upscale and institutionalize M&D initiatives and link it with disaster risk-reduction initiatives in the region. MDI WV is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by UNDP Philippines with the CFO and NEDA VI, on behalf of the Regional Development Council VI, as the national and regional implementing partners. A similar project called Migration and Development Initiative in Region I (MDI-I) is also being implemented in the Ilocos Region with funding from the Western Union Foundation.