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Voices of Migrants: Request for Proposals for Literature Review

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In the framework of its “Voices of Migrants” project, the Cross-cutting Theme on Public Perceptions and Communications of the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) is looking for a short-term consultant (team) to conduct a literature review.

Migration is an important topic for national policy-makers and the media and it ranks high on the international agenda. In this debate, voices of migrants themselves remain mostly unheard and public perceptions and policy making are often based on fear and common myths rather than reality. Against this background, “Voices of Migrants” has the following objectives:

  • give migrants a voice to share their experiences and priorities, their vision of development and the future as well as their recommendations to improve policy
  • challenge public perception on migration: narrow the gap between perception and reality with regards to the fear of being flooded by migrants; show diversity of migration and fight against clichés
  • inform policy-making as well as the work of NGO’s and migrant associations on national and international level
Voices of Migrants will follow a qualitative and participatory approach in order to allow migrants to express their views and experiences in their own words. Before collecting new data, it will provide a literature review and synthesis of existing studies. See detailed Terms of Reference.
Kindly send your technical and financial offer to Kirsten Schuettler ( before January 15, 2015.


Dilip Ratha

Lead Economist and Economic Adviser to the Vice President of Operations, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank

Kirsten Schuettler

Senior Program Officer, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

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