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IOM Development Fund

Since 2001 the IOM Development Fund has provided a unique global resource aimed at supporting developing Member States in their efforts to strengthen their migration management capacity. With over 800 projects implemented in more than 122 countries worldwide, the Fund has successfully addressed the capacity-building needs of eligible Member States by providing essential "seed funding" for innovative projects.

From its inception, the IOM Development Fund recognised the key potential for diaspora engagement in development and its relevance to the Fund’s mission, supporting “diaspora for development” projects as early as 2001. The IOM Development Fund has been critical in providing resources for the upgrading, maintenance and management of the iDiaspora platform, in addition to financing key activities which have been implemented through the platform and have greatly assisted in expanding our online community.