This paper provides a state-of-the-art literature review and is intended to stimulate discussions around some of the most salient issues concerning the relationship between migration, return, and development. It outlines the operational framework and research strategy that will be used to... Read more
There is a new willingness in a growing number of European countries to adopt a more innovative approach to returning rejected asylum-seekers and irregular migrants, through trying more explicitly to link return with reintegration and development assistance. Some countries, such as France, the... Read more
Over the past ten years, there has been a significant 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... Read more
The Psychosocial and Trauma Response Programme for Displaced Persons and Refugees from Kosovo (PTR) was initiated in the refugee camps in Albania after the outbreak of violence in April 1999. Following the massive, spontaneous return of the refugees upon the resolution of the conflict, the project’... Read more
In the experience documented in this volume, history represents the important component of a more complex interdisciplinary intervention, one where the principal prospective was, and still is, the psychological recovery/support of a community. In what way does history and its guarantors fit into... Read more
International migration is at an all-time high. However, government officials, policy makers, NGO advocates, academic researchers and international agencies have only recently begun to consider the human rights dimension of migration. Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed over 50... Read more
This study aims to “aid the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan Governments to formulate policies that promote migration as a national and regional agent of human development”.
It assesses the economic impact of Nicaraguan migration on their respective economies in terms of productivity levels, employment,... Read more
To enhance better understanding of the dynamics of regional trafficking and to assist victims which will help to develop a regional strategy to prevent trafficking, International Organization for Migration initiated a comprehensive research in 1999.
The research was conducted through structured interviews with returning trafficked women, in-depth case studies of victims and traffickers, observations, and semi-structured interviews with key informants. In addition, the research made use of a literature review of secondary sources and analysis... Read more
One of the first comprehensive studies on the subject, “Return Migration: Journey of Hope or Despair” addresses, through contributions from five different specialists, major issues of return migration, with a focus on the problematic return of irregular migrants, rejected asylum seekers and... Read more
This Migration Research Series (MRS) booklet features all MRS volumes published from 2000 to 2014. IOM’s MRS was launched in 2000 as a means to share the results of research studies conducted by the Organization’s Research Unit, IOM Country Offices, and external experts to a wider audience more... Read more
The Migration Research Series (MRS) presents the findings of research projects managed by IOM’s Research Unit in Geneva, and studies prepared by IOM staff and its field offices. The series is designed to bring the results of policy-relevant migration research to the attention of a broader audience... Read more