The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, in partnership with the Italian Center for International Development, has released a report examining both the drivers of migration and policy options to address its root causes. The report, “Towards sustainable migration: Interventions in countries of origin”, presents an array of policies that can be implemented in countries of migration origin to help turn the challenge of migration into an opportunity for origin and destination countries alike. According to the report, taken together, the policies aim at bringing about the desired migration scenario, i.e., controlled migration flows, reduced incentives for irregular migration, and a two-way flow of migration benefits.
On International Women's Day, the Italian Sherpa to the G7 Summit, Raffaele Trombetta, confirmed that gender equality will be a top priority for Italy’s 2017 G7 Presidency. He stated that Italy intends to integrate gender mainstreaming across its entire agenda, and to focus on women's economic empowerment and independence, and a gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. According to Trombetta, "as human capital remains the most important determinant of a country’s competitiveness or an organization’s performance, the healthy development and appropriate use of half of the world’s available talent pool is decisive in determining whether and how societies thrive”.
The 58th Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Investment Corporation takes place in Ascunción, Paraguay. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institutions' Governors, many of whom are finance ministers of the regional and non-regional member countries, central bank presidents, and advisors. Representatives from multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, and commercial and investment banks are also invited to attend.
Location: Asunción, Paraguay
The Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to host its annual meeting in Yokohama, Japan, to discuss development issues and institutional matters. The meeting, which will take place May 4-7, 2017, attracts over 3,000 participants, including finance and development ministers, central bank governors, private sector, and civil society organizations, as well as media, academic, and development partners. It provides a platform for major decision makers in global affairs to discuss challenges and explore solutions facing Asia and the Pacific.
Location: Tokyo, Japan