While most of the migration debate in rich countries focuses on how migrants affect the places they move to, CGD conducts rigorous, independent research on the effects labor mobility has on migrants themselves and their places of origin. These findings inform recommendations for how to leverage migration policy for development gains.


Every year natural disasters take a heavy toll on poor people in the developing world. High-income countries could do more to help, at very low cost, by admitting a limited number of the victims of natural disasters within their borders.

The humanitarian landscape is changing rapidly, with record numbers displaced worldwide over longer periods of time, fewer living in settled camps, and large funding shortfalls.