The Global Compacts on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and on Refugees hold the potential for addressing the causes of and improving responses to migration, displacement and relocation across…

Susan Martin, Elizabeth Ferris, Kanta K. Rigaud, Jonas Bergmann |

Governments have a responsibility to protect their people, including from disasters and the effects of climate change.  Sometimes that means relocating them to safer areas.  Given that the effects…

Elizabeth Ferris, Susan Martin |

The rise of early Nile basin civilizations can be traced back to one of the most significant climatic changes of the last 11, 000 years, a period of protracted hyperaridity that led not only to…

Andrea Liverani, Quentin Wodon |

(In observance of the International Migrants Day on December 18) You probably do not spend much time contemplating leaving your country of birth, your home, your family, your community and your…

Hanspeter Wyss |

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states comprising of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait & Oman, have gained a unique status from the perspective of migration and the…

Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty |

Diaspora members and remittance service providers (RSPs) can potentially help the global fight against malaria and other diseases. It is well known that migrants send extra money home for buying…

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra |

China's fertility rate is below replacement rate. But now economists say the phenomenon of fewer births is turning into a negative. The AP, Reuters and New York Times carry stories of Wang…

Sanket Mohapatra |

Back home in the KBK districts of Orissa, the head of the household that for decades has worked with my family, fell ill recently. He is in his early 50s. His legs have stopped functioning…

Dilip Ratha |

    Photo/Istockphoto.com Having followed the debate on welfare and economic policy prior to the Swedish parliamentary election, the arguments from both the ruling center-right alliance as well as…

Elina Scheja |

(With Roberto Ponce) Migration issues have been at the center of discussion in the international agenda, mainly because of the financial crises and the new protectionism measures implemented by…

Sonia Plaza |