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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.

MIGRATION HUMAN SMUGGLING NIGERIA

Migration, Human Smuggling and Trafficking from Nigeria to Europe

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
13 Nov 2006
There are several hundreds of thousands of Nigerians throughout Europe, half of whom live in the United Kingdom. According to this report, emigration has represented a considerable drain of highly qualified labour from Nigeria, while at the same time, the Nigerians abroad represent a substantial ...
DOMESTIC MIGRANT REMITT CHINA

Domestic Migrant Remittances in China

Distribution, Channels and Livelihoods

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
17 Nov 2006
Remittances are an integral feature of the internal migration process in China. In order to understand the contributions remittances can make to development and the ways in which potential benefits may be enhanced, there are several questions that need to be answered. For instance, how are such f...
MIGRATION DEV OPPORTUN CHALLENG

Migration and Development

Opportunities and Challenges for Policymakers

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
16 Jun 2006
There is growing consensus that international migration can have important impacts on development, and that it is important to develop appropriate and effective policy interventions that will help realize the full potential of international migration. This will require devising measures to harnes...
MIGRATION & DEV NEW STRATEGIC

Migration and Development

New Strategic Outlooks and Practical Ways Forward - The Cases of Angola and Zambia

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IOM Migration Research Series
30 Dec 2005
There is much greater awareness today that development affects migration, and that migration influences development. The challenge is to find innovative and effective ways to enhance the benefits of migration while mitigating its adverse development implications for emigration countries. This stu...
MILLENNIUM DEV GOALS & MIGRATION

The Millennium Development Goals and Migration, The

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
17 Jun 2005
There is a noticeable gap in research and analysis on how migration is linked to development. This paper identifies linkages that have the potential both to challenge and to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The complexities of this phenomenon need to be understo...
INTERNAL MIGRATION & DEV GLOBAL

Internal Migration and Development

A Global Perspective

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
22 Apr 2005
With a few exceptions, evidence suggests that internal population movements are growing. While there have been few formal efforts to estimate the economic contribution of migrant labour, this report argues that internal migration can play an important role in poverty reduction and economic develo...
DYNAMICS OF REMITTANCE UTILIZATION

Dynamics of Remittance Utilization in Bangladesh

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IOM Migration Research Series
22 Apr 2005
More than 1 million Bangladeshis live permanently outside the country and some 200,000 or more leave the country every year to work elsewhere. Most of these migrants send part of their earnings home on a regular or irregular basis. This report takes Bangladesh as a case study and looks at the imp...
DEV POTENTIAL ZIMBABWEAN DIASPORA

The Development Potential of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora

A Survey of Zimbabweans Living in the UK and South Africa

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
22 Apr 2005
This report draws on findings from a survey of 1,000 Zimbabweans living in the United Kingdom and South Africa and aims to obtain a profile in terms of their skills base, transnational links and interest in contributing to development. It examines the education and employment skills base of respo...
MIGRATION FROM LATIN AMERICA EUROP

Migration from Latin America to Europe

Trends and Policy Challenges

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
16 Jul 2004
Part of the IOM Migration Research Series, this study reveals various trends and policy challenges relating to migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to Europe, which has grown rapidly over the last decade. These increased flows calls for strengthened cooperation between the two regions o...
IS TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS DEM

Is Trafficking in Human Beings Demand Driven?

A Multi-country Pilot Study

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
12 Mar 2004
This research paper reveals the findings of a multi-country pilot study carried out to investigate the demand side related to the trafficking of human beings. It focuses on employer demand for domestic workers in private homes and consumer demand for commercial sexual services in selected Europea...
MIGRATION & DEV PERSPECTIVE FROM

Migration and Development

A Perspective from Asia

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
16 Jan 2004
This paper discusses international migration and the impact it has, both negative and positive, on development in Asian countries. It demonstrates ways in which international migration can and does impinge on development in receiving areas. Although the paper focuses on examples taken from the As...
TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATIO

Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

The Case of the Russian Federation

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
Trafficking in human beings has become one of the most serious problems in the Russian Federation. Trafficking in women is now a multi-billion dollar industry and a key source of revenue for Russian organized crime groups. The study examines the patterns and growth of this illegal activity in Rus...
BORDERING ON CONTROL COMBAT

Bordering on Control

Combating Irregular Migration in North America and Europe

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
This publication evaluates the cost-effectiveness of both external and internal migration-control instruments in the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It discusses whether increased spending on Official Development Assistance would reduce migration flows to those coun...
IRREGULAR MIGRATION IN TURKEY

Irregular Migration in Turkey

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
9 May 2003
In recent years, illegal transit migration through Turkey, together with the use of Turkey’s territory as a transition post for onward migration towards the west, has become an issue of growing importance to the Turkish government. The government seeks to control and manage transit migration, oft...
JOURNEYS JEOPARDY REVIEW RESEARCH

Journeys of Jeopardy

A Review of Research on Trafficking in Women and Children in Europe

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
7 Feb 2003
This report by Professor Elizabeth Kelly assesses the current state of knowledge on the trafficking of women and children in Europe. It states that, despite growing interest and concern, information is still limited on the scale of trafficking, the methods it uses, and the most effective means to...
MOROCCAN MIGRATION DYNAMICS

Moroccan Migration Dynamics

Prospects for the Future

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This report by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) focuses on migration dynamics between Morocco and the European Union. Based on an extensive survey of 2,500 Moroccan households in five provinces in Morocco as well as in five Spanish regions, the study analyses the re...
MIGRATION DEVELOPMENT NEXUS

The Migration-development Nexus

Evidence and Policy Options

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This paper presents an overview of current thinking and available evidence on the migration development nexus and includes an assessment of the intended and unintended consequences of development interventions and the role of humanitarian aid in migrant producing areas. Four critical issues are ...
REVIEW DATA TRAFFICKING REP KOREA

A Review of Data on Trafficking in the Republic of Korea

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
The US State Department included South Korea among its list of twenty-three countries that failed to meet minimum standards in attempting to stop the trafficking in human beings, primarily women and children exploited for prostitution. This report surveys the trafficking of women from countries ...
RECENT TRENDS IN CHINESE MIGRATION

Recent Trends in Chinese Migration to Europe

Fujianese Migration in Perspective

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This report presents recent findings regarding main trends in Chinese migration to Europe and detailed discussions on the particular characteristics of Fujianese flows. It demonstrates that migrants from the central and western parts of the Fujian province are shaping changing migration patterns...
ROLE REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE PROCESS

The Role of Regional Consultative Process in Managing International Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
The past ten years have seen an increase in the number of regional consultative processes focusing on migration. These non-binding fora bring representatives of states, civil society, and international organizations together at the regional level to discuss migration-related issues in a cooperati...
MYTHS & REALITIES CHINESE IRREGULA

Myths and Realities of Chinese Irregular Migration

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
This study reviews recent research on the trafficking and smuggling of migrants from China. It also addresses prevalent myths about Chinese irregular migration and discusses policy measures adopted by China and other countries to combat trafficking from China. The study attempts to portray an unb...
COMBATING TRAFFICKING SOUTH EAST

Combating Trafficking in South-East Asia

A Review of Policy and Programme Responses

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
At least two hundred thousand women and children from South-East Asia are trafficked annually. This figure represents nearly one third of the global trafficking trade. This study reviews what is known about trafficking in the region and provides a thorough overview of the viewpoints that have be...
RETURN & REINTEGRATION REJECTED

The Return and Reintegration of Rejected Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This report compares the experiences of several existing assisted return programmes for rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants in Europe and draws lessons for future programmes. Specifically, the report focuses on three aspects: programme implementation, targeting of assistance, and eval...
HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL MIGRAT

Harnessing the Potential of Migration and Return to Promote Development

Applying Concepts to West Africa

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This paper is intended to stimulate discussions on the relationship between migration, return, and development. It outlines the operational framework and research strategy that will be used to investigate this relationship in an ongoing research project on West Africa. The paper discusses the fo...