Advancing a Common Understanding of Migration Governance Across Regions

Number of Pages: 
122
ISBN: 
978-92-9068-826-6
Year: 
2020
Electronic copy only
Description: 

Following a decade of significant developments in global migration governance, IOM undertook an assessment of the contributions that inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration (ISCMs) make to migration governance at the national, regional and international levels. This report considers recent noteworthy developments in migration governance at the global level. It then looks at the role ISCMs play at various levels of migration governance. It reviews ISCMs’ achievements, thematic foci, structures and partnership models, and assesses their continued relevance and sustainability. 

The assessment consisted of desktop research, a survey, telephone interviews and a discussion at the 2019 Global ISCM Meeting. The survey and the report demonstrate ISCMs’ extensive contributions to common approaches to migration governance across regions. ISCMs have become indispensable actors in migration governance and continue to shape convergent responses to the challenges of migration and act as a “policy incubator” for emerging migration issues.

Table of contents: 
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes and tables
  • List of acronyms and short names
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • 1. Characteristics and Themes of Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration
    • 1.1. Findings from the 2019 ISCM assessment survey on thematic focus areas
    • 1.2. Findings from the 2019 ISCM assessment survey on ISCM strategies and workplans
  • 2. Migration Governance and its Emergence at the Global Level
  • 3. The Contributions of Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms to Migration Governance
    • 3.1. Contributions at the national level
    • 3.2. Contributions at the bilateral level
    • 3.3. Contributions at the regional level
    • 3.4. Contributions at the interregional level
    • 3.5. Contributions at the global level
    • 3.6. Interplay of the various levels
    • 3.7. Measuring the impact of ISCMS 
    • 3.8. Findings of the 2019 ISCM assessment survey on ISCMs’ contributions to migration governance
    • 3.9. GRCP 8 discussions on ISCMs’ contributions to migration governance
  • 4. Structure and Sustainabilty
    • 4.1. ISCM structures
    • 4.2. Findings of the 2019 ISCM assessment survey on ISCM secretariats
    • 4.3. Findings of the 2019 ISCM assessment survey regarding ISCM structures
    • 4.4. ISCM sustainability
    • 4.5. Findings of the 2019 ISCM assessment survey on ISCM sustainability
    • 4.5. GRCP 8 discussions on ISCM structure and sustainability
  • 5. Synergies and Partnerships 
    • 5.1. Synergies
    • 5.2. Partnerships
    • 5.3. Findings of the 2019 ISCM assessment survey on synergies and partnerships
    • 5.4. GRCP 8 discussions on synergies and partnerships
  • 6. Findings
    • 6.1. Migration governance
    • 6.2. ISCM structures
    • 6.3. Sustainability
    • 6.4. Synergies and partnerships
  • Annex 1. Brief on the 2019 assessment of inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration
  • Annex 2. Fact sheet on inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration
  • Annex 3. Survey questionnaire for ISCM chairs and heads of secretariat
  • Annex 4. Survey questionnaire for representatives of ISCM member States
  • Annex 5. Survey questionnaire for organizations
  • Annex 6. Entities that contributed to the 2019 ISCM Assessment Survey
  • Annex 7. ISCM participation in the 2019 ISCM Assessment Survey and at GRCP 8
  • Annex 8. Agenda of the Eighth Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretariats of Consultative Processes on Migration
  • Annex 9. GRCP 8 session objectives and discussion guide questions
  • Annex 10. Inter-State consultation mechanisms for migration and their thematic foci
  • References
  • Suggested readings
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