The Moldovan Government has set as one of its priorities the development of policies and initiatives aimed at outreaching to Moldovan Diaspora and labour migrants, be they temporarily or permanently established abroad. In this context, the World Bank and IOM will jointly carry out a research focusing on the Russian/CIS migration corridor and specifically on its differential migration regime and remittance-sending patterns as well as the poverty impact of the economical crisis on families of migrants left behind in Moldova.
The study is to use both quantitative and qualitative instruments in establishing a socio-economic profile of Moldovan migrants in Russia and Ukraine (diaspora mapping) and is expected to contribute to strengthening the National Bureau of Statistics’ ability to gather data on migration specifically in the CIS migration corridor.
The assignment is expected to start in spring 2011. The incumbent would report to IOM and design the research in tight collaboration with IOM, the recruitment process being done jointly with the World Bank.