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IOM Migration Research Series

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducts and supports research designed to guide and inform migration policy and practice. The Migration Research Division (MRD) based in IOM Headquarters within the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships has the institutional responsibility for overseeing the conduct and management of applied research on "mainstream" migration sectors and migration policy issues to enhance IOM's programme delivery and to enable IOM to serve as the primary reference point on migration, and for the preparation of IOM's flagship publication the World Migration Report, other reports published in its Migration Research Series, International Migration Journal and Migration Profiles.

WITHOUT CHOICE UNDERSTAND WAR

Without Choice?

Understanding War-affected Syrian Families' Decisions to Leave Home

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IOM Migration Research Series
21 Nov 2018
This new publication in the IOM Migration Research Series explores the decision-making processes of war-affected Syrian families before leaving home. Drawing upon collaborative family interviews with 46 Syrian families resettled in Lebanon, the research methodology included narrative discussion —...
INTL MIGRATION INTER MIGRA MOB

International Migration, Internal Migration, Mobility and Urbanization

Towards More Integrated Approaches

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IOM Migration Research Series
5 Oct 2018
This new publication in the IOM Migration Research Series explores migration as one of the most problematic of the population variables. While reviewing the various instruments to measure international and internal migration, the research questions the tendency to consider the diverse forms of mo...
SUMMARY REPORT MIPEX HEALTH

Summary Report on the MIPEX Health Strand and Country Reports

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IOM Migration Research Series
17 May 2017
The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) Health strand is a questionnaire designed to supplement the existing seven strands of the MIPEX, which in its latest edition (2015) monitors policies affecting migrant integration in 38 different countries. The questionnaire measures the equitability o...
VULNERABILITY ENVIRON STRESS

Vulnerability to Environmental Stress

Household Livelihoods, Assets and Mobility in the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam

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IOM Migration Research Series
27 Nov 2014
This study explores vulnerability and household response measures in the contexts of environmental stress in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam. Displacement estimates are often based on broad assumptions derived from macro-scale geographical data, viewing individuals’ vulnerability to hazards through ...
NEW GLOB PARTNER FOR DEVELOP

A New Global Partnership for Development

Factoring in the Contribution of Migration

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IOM Migration Research Series
31 Aug 2014
Part A of this report provides a systematic update of the evidence base regarding migration’s relevance to and impact on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In doing so, it considers the role of migration as an enabler of development through a number of different channels...
SOUTH SOUTH REMIT CORR ARGEN

The South–South Remittance Corridor between Argentina and Bolivia

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IOM Migration Research Series
8 Mar 2014
South–South remittance corridors still remain a largely unexplored research area, despite the fact that for a few years already, international organizations, such as the International Organization for Migration and the World Bank, have been highlighting the importance of South–South migration and...
MOBILITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Mobility of Health Professionals to, from and within the European Union

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IOM Migration Research Series
4 Feb 2014
This publication is a shortened version of the summary report “Mobility of Health Professionals: Health systems, work conditions, patterns of health workers’ mobility and implication for policy makers”, which was published in March 2012, in Bonn, Germany, by a consortium led by Dr. Caren Weilandt...
DISPLACED YOUTH ROLE IN SUSTAIN

Displaced Youth’s Role in Sustainable Return

Lessons from South Sudan

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IOM Migration Research Series
8 Jun 2013
More than 2 million Southerners have returned to South Sudan since 2005, following the end of the North–South civil war. Building on research conducted in South Sudan, as well as Egypt and northern Uganda, Ensor examines the process of reintegration of refugees and internally displaced persons re...
MIGRATION DEV WITHIN THE SOUTH

Migration and Development within the South

New Evidence from African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries

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IOM Migration Research Series
16 Mar 2013
This edition of the IOM Migration Research Series, authored by the staff of the ACP Observatory, sheds light on the specific characteristics of South–South migration and presents evidence on the manifold avenues for increasing its contribution to development. This publication outlines key finding...
REG INTER STATE CONSULT MECH

Regional Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration

Approaches, Recent Activities and Implications for Global Governance of Migration

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IOM Migration Research Series
19 Jan 2013
This study reviews 25 interstate consultative mechanisms on migration: 18 RCPs and seven others, here termed interregional forums on migration (IRF) that appear to depart from the classic RCP model in some meaningful way. Each case review includes background on the origin and development of the m...
GALLUP WORLD POLL MANY FACES

Gallup World Poll

The Many Faces of Global Migration

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IOM Migration Research Series
15 Jun 2011
The Many Faces of Global Migration report is an introduction to what Gallup has unearthed by asking migrants and potential migrants worldwide about their lives. The data presented in this report are based on Gallup’s ongoing World Poll surveys in more than 150 countries, territories and regions a...
CLIMATE CHANGE MIGRATION CRIT

Climate Change, Migration and Critical International Security Considerations

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IOM Migration Research Series
6 Apr 2011
This report reviews the available scholarly reporting on climate change, migration and security and describes the legal and policy challenges facing the international community. While there is indeed considerable evidence that climate does influence migration, future estimates are hampered by a l...
STUDY MIGRANT SEND HOUSE SERBIA

A Study of Migrant-sending Households in Serbia Receiving Remittances from Switzerland

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IOM Migration Research Series
18 Mar 2007
This report specifi cally presents the results of IOM’s mandated work, in particular, the volume, frequency, transfer mechanisms, use, determinants, and impact of remittances on transnational Serbian households receiving support from relatives in Switzerland. This report concludes with recommenda...
REMITTANCES GREAT LAKES REGION

Remittances in the Great Lakes Region

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IOM Migration Research Series
4 Sep 2006
This study aims to provide insight into the advantages and disadvantages of existing transfer methods, governmental and non-state initiatives regarding remittances, and the obstacles and opportunities for harnessing the development impact of these financial flows. The introductory chapter present...
END 2006 INTERN DISPL TIMOR LESTE

Ending the 2006 Internal Displacement Crisis in Timor-Leste

Between Humanitarian Aid and Transitional Justice

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IOM Migration Research Series
31 Dec 2012
The 2006 crisis in Timor-Leste saw close to 15 per cent of the population displaced from their homes. This study looks at the National Recovery Strategy (NRS) adopted by the government to resolve internal displacement in Timor-Leste, from the viewpoint of a participant in the policy development a...
IMPACT GLOBL FINAN CRISES INTL

The Impact of Financial Crises on International Migration

Lessons Learned

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IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2012
The current global economic crisis is impacting migration patterns and processes around the world. A reduction in migration flows globally has been reported. Migrant workers are laid off, and while some return home, others stay. How to respond to these migration impacts poses challenges for polic...
MIGRATION RESOURCE CENTRES

Migrant Resource Centres

An Initial Assessment

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IOM Migration Research Series
28 Jun 2012
While there has been significant growth in the number of Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) in recent years, there has been no attempt to date to examine the impact of these centres on migration management goals. This study aims to help bridge the gap by providing an overview of good practices emplo...
ANGOLA STUDY OF IMPACT REMITT

Angola: A Study of the Impact of Remittances from Portugal and South Africa

A Study of the Impact of Remittances from Portugal and South Africa

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IOM Migration Research Series
5 Jul 2012
This study sheds some light into the kinds of relationships that Angolans living in Portugal and South Africa keep with their country of origin, focusing on the financial remittances that they send back to Angola, as well as on aspects such as the level of organization and the transnational engag...
ASSESS PRINCIP REGIONAL CONSULT

An Assessment of Principal Regional Consultative Processes on Migration

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IOM Migration Research Series
2 Jul 2012
The present study considers fourteen of the principal Regional Consultative Processes on Migration, spanning most regions of the globe. Based primarily on interviews with government officials and other actors involved in these processes, the Study asks what impact Regional Consultative Processes ...
ROLE MIGRANT CARE WORKERS AGEI

The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies

Report on Research Findings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States

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IOM Migration Research Series
21 Jun 2012
This report represents the comparative results of a research project on the role of migrants in the workforce of caregivers for the elderly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States. The purpose of the study is to examine 1) the contextual factors influencing current and future...
TRAFFICKING OF MEN

Trafficking of Men

A Trend Less Considered - The Case of Belarus and Ukraine

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IOM Migration Research Series
5 Mar 2009
To date, trafficking in males has been underconsidered in research despite noteworthy signals that it is a violation faced by many males, adults and minors. Through the case of Belarus and Ukraine, this study, established from a survey of about 685 trafficked males and qualitative information fro...
MIGRATION DEV & ENVIRO

Migration, Development and Environment

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IOM Migration Research Series
4 Mar 2009
This book explores the conceptual framework of the interrelationships between migration, environment and development, which are among the most pressing issues on the contemporary global agenda. After a conceptualization of this relationship, the paper treats, in a depth analysis with tables and ...
MIGRATION & DEV ACHIEV POLICY

Migration and Development

Achieving Policy Coherence

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IOM Migration Research Series
11 Dec 2008
Policy coherence between migration and development agendas is of increasing interest in current times; there is growing recognition that migration policies should support rather than hinder investment in international development. The aim of this study is to build on existing international resear...
IRREGULAR MIGRATION FROM WEST AFRI

Irregular Migration from West Africa to the Maghreb and the European Union

An Overview of Recent Trends

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IOM Migration Research Series
18 Jul 2008
The media and prevailing policy discourses convey an increasingly apocalyptic image of the massive outflows of desperate Africans fleeing poverty and war at home. This study tries to achieve a more empirically and quantitatively founded understanding of the nature, scale and recent evolution of i...
CLIMATE CHANGE & MIGRATION

Climate Change and Migration

Improving Methodologies to Estimate Flows

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IOM Migration Research Series
2 Jun 2008
Recent empirical studies have found that climate variability and migration are characterized by a non-linear relationship. This study explores the climate change impacts on migratory processes. It outlines the key elements of natural and human induced climate change of potential relevance to migr...
MIGRATION & CLIMATE CHANGE

Migration and Climate Change

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IOM Migration Research Series
11 Apr 2008
This report focuses on the possible future scenarios for climate change, natural disasters and migration and development, looking to increase awareness and find answers to the challenges that lie ahead. It states that even though it is defined as growing crisis, the consequences of climate change...
MIGRATION DEV & NATURAL DISASTERS

Migration, Development and Natural Disasters

Insights from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

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IOM Migration Research Series
27 Jul 2007
According to the present report, the recent Asian tsunami highlights the need to take migrant communities, both regular and irregular, into account when planning for natural disasters in order to ensure they are treated in accordance with the core principles of international human rights law and ...
TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

Trafficking in Human Beings and the 2006 World Cup in Germany

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IOM Migration Research Series
15 Jun 2007
Prior to the World Cup in Germany in 2006, there was considerable international concern that this event would contribute to a sharp increase in trafficking for sexual exploitation. This report investigates whether the number of victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation increased during...
MIGRATION & POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Migration and Poverty Alleviation in China

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IOM Migration Research Series
20 Apr 2007
China has achieved remarkable progress in poverty alleviation since the start of its reforms. Rural-urban labour migration on an unprecedented scale played a vital role in rural income growth, poverty reduction and economic development. The present publication argues that although migration in Ch...
ENGAGING DIASPORAS AS DEVELOPMENT

Engaging Diasporas as Development Partners for Home and Destination Countries

Challenges for Policymakers

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IOM Migration Research Series
26 Jan 2007
This publication explores different challenges posed to home and host country governments engaging with their diasporas for development purposes. How to define diasporas? How to gather data on diasporas? How to incorporate diaspora contributions into development strategies? How to identify most r...