Migration is – and always has been – a fundamental part of human life. People move to escape conflict and brutality but also to improve their opportunities and in search of a better life; historically such mobility has contributed to development, growth and more broadly to economic and social change for individuals and societies. Yet managing global migration is not without its challenges, as recent events in Europe and beyond demonstrate.
Our work examines how we can meet these global challenges – and the role of international development to better manage global migration.
Through research, events, media engagement and partnerships, ODI offers evidence to lay bare the political and economic realities of migration and to inform the public debate.
Migrants and refugees in detention centres: the humanitarian consequences of Libya’s governance breakdown
Closing borders: the ripple effects of Australian and European refugee policy. Case studies from Indonesia, Kenya and Jordan
New research on journeys migrants take and the capacity of national migration policies to influence peoples' decisions.
There are 60 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world. This report examines patterns and trends in displacement and proposes ways to better support self-reliance and sustainable livelihoods.
This two-day conference hosted by ODI and CARE International UK and funded by ...
An integrated approach to address mobile people’s vulnerability to HIV and migration EMPHASIS experiences in a nutshell
The effects of an HIV and AIDS project on migrants in Nepal, Bangladesh and India findings from a quasi-experimental study
What is the state of evidence on the impacts of cash transfers on poverty, as compared to remittances?
Fighting HIV on all fronts: Reducing vulnerability by targeting migrants, their spouses and families in source and destination countries
Foreign employment and inclusive growth in Nepal: what can be done to improve impacts for the people and the country?
Pathways to health services for cross-border migrants living with HIV: Nepalese and Bangladeshis at home and in destination sites in India
This event launches the 2012 edition of the World Disasters Report. The theme of this year's report is forced migration and displacement - people forcibly displaced by conflict, political upheaval, violence, disasters, climate change and...