When landslides destroy communities or sea levels rise how do governments move people out of harm’s way?  “Planned relocations” is the term being used to describe the process of moving people in…

Elizabeth Ferris |

This week, the fourth round of negotiations for the Global Compact on Migration (GCM) is taking place in New York. These negotiations will lead up to the intergovernmental conference to be held in…

Dilip Ratha, Sonia Plaza, Kirsten Schuettler |

The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) – a global agreement being negotiated by over 200 countries –can promote safe, orderly and regular migration, but first it will need to address a number of…

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Dilip Ratha |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18 Despite that several countries have made a call of action for enhancing data collection and capacity building of the national statistical…

Sonia Plaza |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18 The world is worried about migration and forced displacement. In October, the Development Committee Communiqué highlighted the need for…

Michal Rutkowski |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18 All over the world, there are strong negative attitudes towards migrants and migration. According to the IOM-Gallup 2012-2014 poll, a third…

Kirsten Schuettler |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18 Thousands of people embark on journeys hoping to find a better place to live. Some, the lucky ones, can choose where, how, and when they can…

Nadege Desiree Yameogo |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18   Earlier this month the news tickers were abuzz with the ‘breaking news’ that the United States has withdrawn from a United Nations pact to…

Alwyn Didar Singh |

For refugees the right to work and access to labor markets is key for becoming self-reliant, rebuilding their lives and securing dignity, and allowing them to contribute to their host communities…

Kirsten Schuettler |

Technology can both empower and disempower. At a recent workshop on blockchain, we landed a challenge: how can we use it to facilitate refugee integration? I am an immediate misfit in the dynamic…

Kristina Mikulova |