Measuring well-governed migration – The 2016 Migration Governance Index
Poorly managed migration can lead to harm, danger and insecurity, says a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. It can encourage migrant smuggling and human trafficking, as well as social unrest, xenophobia and discrimination—as observed amid Europe’s ongoing “migration crisis”. It can also create missed opportunities when receiving and sending countries are blocked from harnessing the development gains available through mobility.
Well-governed migration brings profound benefits to both “receiving” and “sending” countries. Receiving countries get productive workers who fill key gaps in the labour market and help their demographic profiles. Sending countries receive billions of dollars in remittances from their overseas workers, attract investment from affluent members of their diaspora, and leverage the benefits of “circular migration” when returning emigrants bring back their skills, expertise, contacts and personal wealth.
Text courtesy of Migrants’ Rights Network – Poorly managed migration harmful says report.
The following additional publications by The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have recently been published.
Newly Published reports from The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration:
An inspection of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Immigration Team– Published 5 July 2012
A re-inspection of the UK Border Agency visa section in Abu Dhabi and Islamabad – Published 5 July 2012
New publications from the International Organization for Migration (IOM):
IOM launch quarterly on environmental migration.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) launched the first edition of their new quarterly newsletter on environmental migration this week. Keen to position themselves at the centre of the international response, the agency announce several new policy and programmatic interventions for 2012. Including a welcome stream of work on adaptation and development planning.
Despite growing recognition that environmental change will increase the need for people to move within and across borders to survive and thrive the international community are reluctant to commit to action. No international institution has an express responsibility to address concerns. But individual governments and agencies are stirring. Each conference, project or bilateral agreement negotiated is already shaping the response space. And on an issue that demands the attention of not just migration but humanitarian, development, human rights, environment and protection expertise we must hope that other agencies and forward looking governments step up.
You can download the first edition here: ICP Environmental Migration Newsletter Spring edition 1 2012 (2)
IOM World Migration Report 2011
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has recently published the World Migration 2011: Communication Effectively about Migration.
The offiical IOM press release describes the new report as follows:
Description: The recent global economic crisis has highlighted the resilience of migration and further confirmed that human mobility forms an integral part of our globalized world. Migration is one of the ways in which the exchange of talent, services, skills and a diversity of experience is achieved. Yet migration remains politically sensitive and governments face the difficult task of dispelling the misunderstandings surrounding it. Indeed, misinformation and misperception can trigger a vicious cycle which influences government policy, and in turn, perpetuates negative attitudes in mass media and the community at large. Policies and political discourse can therefore play a major role in shaping the image of migrants in home and host societies. Communicating effectively about migrants and migration policy to the wider public remains one of the biggest challenges governments in countries of origin and destination face.
Part A of the World Migration Report 2011 addresses this year’s chosen theme: Communicating Effectively about Migration. It also analyses major migration trends in 2010/2011 offering an overview of developments in policy, legislation, international cooperation and dialogue on migration at the global and regional level. In celebration of IOM’s 60th Anniversary, Part B reviews the evolution of IOM’s approach to migration management and the diversification of its programmatic activities since the end of the Cold War. It also presents a statistical overview of IOM’s programmes and projects over the last decade.
IOM World Migration Report 2011 – [Download Full Report]
IOM News Release – Let’s Raise Migrants’ Voices for an Open and Constructive Debate on Migration, Says IOM’s 2011 World Migration Report
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