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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Climate Change and Migration: An Overview for Policymakers and Development Practitioners
May 09, 2023
Climate change will have major ramifications for migration at every level. This brief reviews issues faced in the governance of climate-affected migration at the internal, regional, and international levels and proposes policy actions in numerous spheres of action.
Why Europe Should Build Legal Migration Pathways with Nigeria
July 19, 2021
The youth population within Nigeria is rapidly increasing, but despite their high levels of education and skills, many are struggling to find meaningful work opportunities at home. At the same time, Europe’s working-age population is declining, resulting in employers in these countries facing large ...
Promoting New Kinds of Legal Labour Migration Pathways Between Europe and Africa
October 24, 2019
The arrival of a new leadership team in Brussels provides an opportunity for Europe to reinvigorate its role as a global development power and to build a true partnership with its continental neighbour, Africa. These tasks have never been more urgent. Read here for recommendations on migration.
A Tool to Implement the Global Compact for Migration: Ten Key Steps for Building Global Skill Partnerships
December 04, 2018
The world needs better ways to manage international migration for this century. Those better ways finally have a roadmap: the Global Compact for Migration. And one promising tool is Global Skill Partnerships.
The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Granting Refugees Formal Labor Market Access (Brief)
October 09, 2018
Refugees can be immense economic contributors to the host communities where they settle, but to maximize their contributions, refugees need formal labor market access.
Can Regular Migration Channels Reduce Irregular Migration? Lessons for Europe from the United States
February 14, 2018
Lawful migration channels are often suggested as a tool to reduce unlawful migration, but often without much evidence that they work. There is evidence that lawful channels for migration between Mexico and the United States have suppressed unlawful migration, but only when combined with robust enfor...
Can Development Assistance Deter Emigration?
February 12, 2018
As waves of migrants have crossed the Mediterranean and the US Southwest border, development agencies have received a de facto mandate: to deter migration from poor countries. Will it work? Here we review the evidence on whether foreign aid has been directed toward these “root causes” in...