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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 14:38
Title Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018   The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) released the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018 (2018 GRID). It provides the latest trends and updates on internal displacement caused by conflicts and disasters. The 2018 GRID features figures on internal displacement globally, but also presents regional overviews and special focus on local and national events that have triggered displacement. Celebrating its 20th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, this year’s GRID also details...
Document type: Report
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:41
Title World Happiness Report 2018 This year’s World Happiness Report focuses on the linkages between happiness and migration. It investigates the role of both international migration and internal rural-urban migration in increasing happiness. It also explores the impacts of migration on families left behind. It finally explains how migrant acceptance level of a country affects migrants’ happiness, especially in the long term. You can access the full report here and the executive summary here.
Document type: Report
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 14:29
Une invitation à découvrir les recherches menées en France et en Allemagne sur la thématique du consommateur immigré. Cet ouvrage vise à documenter une série d’échanges scientifiques franco‑allemands qui se sont déroulés entre 2015 et 2017 sur la figure du consommateur immigré. À travers cinq rencontres, l’ambition était de faire émerger un nouveau champs de recherche, croisant deux thématiques traditionnellement abordées séparément - celle des migrations d’une part, et celle de la consommation d’autre part - et de faire dialoguer des historiographies qui se connaissent peu ou pas du tout du...
Document type: Meeting/Conference Report
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 14:23
Title European Migrations: Dynamics, Drivers, and the Role of Policies The European Commission released a report on the dynamics and drivers of European migrations, and the role of policies. This study draws policy implications from the analysis of the evolution of European post-war migrations. It examines the effects of internal border opening combined with the ongoing convergence of immigration rules and visa requirements in Europe. Based on the insight that migration is driven by structural factors that often lie beyond the reach of migration policies, the second part of the study looks...
Document type: Report
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 14:21
Title More than numbers: How migration data can deliver real-life benefits for migrants and governments The Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, produced the report More Than Numbers to illustrate the potential value of migration data. The report shows that better data could boost benefits of migration by at least USD 35 billion based on a number of case studies. It also illustrates how data enables policymakers to protect migrants in vulnerable situations, fill labour market...
Document type: Report
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 14:19
Title How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries’ Economies The OECD Development Centre released a report on migrants’ contributions to developing countries’ economies, which is the result of a joint project with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the support of the European Union. The report covers ten countries as countries of destination: Argentina, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa and Thailand. The report shows that labour migration has a relatively positive yet limited impact on native-born workers’...
Document type: Report
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:05
Title Migration and Asylum in EU Regions: Towards a multilevel governance approach The Conference on Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) released an issue paper on Migration and Asylum in EU Regions: Towards a multilevel governance approach. It aims to discuss how regional administrations in the EU could improve public governance on migration and asylum policies. Though migration and asylum policies usually are an exclusive competence of the central governments, regions and cities in the EU countries have gathered significant involvements and experiences regarding reception systems and...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:04
Title Migration and Development Brief 29 – Transit Migration The World Bank released the Migration and Development Brief n°29. It reports global and regional trends in remittance flows, which rebounded to a record level in 2017 to $613 billion, and remittance costs, which stagnated around 7% (much higher than the SDG target of 3%). It also recounts developments related to the Global Compact for Migration. As in previous briefs, this edition confirms that remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries are larger than official development assistance (more than threefold) and more stable...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 14:15
Title Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees The OECD released a new report on “Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees”. Considering that, when it comes to migrant integration, local authorities play a vital role, this report supports peer-to-peer learning for the successful inclusion of migrants to support regional development. Thus, it draws on both a statistical database on migrant integration outcomes at subnational level and a survey of 72 cities, to provide good practices and lessons learned. This report describes the need for a...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 14:11
Title Internal borders and migration in India The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) published its Working Paper n°135 on “Internal borders and migration in India”. It examines the role of state borders as significant impediments to internal mobility, using detailed migration data from the 2001 Census of India. Internal mobility is an essential component of economic growth and development, as it enables the reallocation of labor to more productive opportunities across sectors and regions. Yet, the paper suggests that inter-state mobility is largely and significantly impacted by...
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