China has achieved remarkable progress in poverty alleviation since the start of the reforms. Calculated according to the official poverty line, rural poverty has dropped dramatically from 30.7 per cent in 1978 to 2.6 per cent in 2005. Rural–urban labour migration on an unprecedented scale played a... Read more
Long-standing transnational relationships between Serbian households and their migrant relatives living in Switzerland have facilitated a large and ongoing flow of remittances and other forms of material support over the last several decades.
The trafficking of women for the purpose of sexual exploitation received considerable attention prior to the 2006 World Cup in Germany. It was widely suggested that this sporting event would contribute to an increase in prostitution and a sharp increase in the number of women trafficked to Germany... Read more
When natural disasters strike populated areas, the toll in human lives, infrastructure and economic activities can be devastating and long-lasting. The psychological effects can be just as debilitating, instilling fear and discouragement in the affected populations. But, adversity also brings forth... Read more
Migration is increasingly recognized as a key global phenomenon with significant local impact. Its multi-faceted and cross-cutting nature requires it to be analyzed and addressed with due regard to related policy spheres such as development, trade, human rights, disaster response, health and the... Read more
The IOM Research Compendium is an organization-wide compilation of research projects as well as projects and programmes with research component. It contains over 100 projects managed by IOM field missions and IOM headquarters undertaken during 2005 and 2006 (including projects that are under... Read more
This paper is intended to guide policymakers through challenges posed by migration and development. It is intended to be an accessible guide to the policy implications drawn from the burgeoning literature on migration and development. Its primary aim is to further the important and timely process... Read more
Migration from Nigeria to Europe has attracted considerable attention from governments and the media. This is partly because some elements of this migration flow are related to trafficking in persons and other criminal activities, and also because Nigerians have become prominent among sub-Saharan... Read more
Remittances are an integral feature of the internal migration process in China. According to a report released by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, in 2005 China’s rural migrants sent nearly USD 30 billion back home to their families. The significance of domestic remittances becomes even... Read more
In the last several years, migrant remittances have received an increasing amount of attention from policymakers. While in the beginning the focus was on the volume and methods of remitting, gradually attention has been shifting towards using remittances as a development tool for the communities... Read more
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... Read more
IOM TCC, with the support of the US Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), has recently published the report on "Migration Perspectives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia".