International Migration Trends

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Cross-border migration is increasing worldwide. International organisations and governments report record numbers of refugees and migrants. A substantial part of cross-border migration occurs not into industrialised nations but between poorer countries. Most refugees and migrants do not leave their home region. For many host countries and regions, migration constitutes a serious political challenge.

Whilst understanding of international migration has markedly improved in the last decades, it is still fragmentary. For instance, there is a lack of reliable data on immigration and emigration for many host, origin and transit countries; on the duration of stay of refugees and migrants; and on the socioeconomic consequences of migration. Internationally comparable statistics continue to be in short supply, and it is almost impossible to forecast future migrations. These factors complicate not only attempts to manage migration, but also to evaluate its consequences in terms of development policy and draw up appropriate strategies.

Publications

Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp, Anne Koch

Many Refugees, Poor Data

Development Cooperation Requires Higher-quality Data

SWP Comment 2016/C 37, August 2016, 4 Pages
Monika Sus, Franziska Pfeifer (eds.), Isabelle Werenfels, Julia Simon

Camp nationalism

in: European Union in the world 2025: Scenarios for EU relations with its neighbours and strategic partners, pp. 53-56, May 2016
 

SWP Comments

Sinem Adar
Repatriation to Turkey’s “Safe Zone” in Northeast Syria

Ankara’s Goals and European Concerns


Emanuele Caggiano, Paweł Tokarski
PD and M5S: The Italian Alliance of Convenience

The Power of the Status Quo in a Challenging Economic Context


SWP Research Papers

Claudia Zilla
Evangelicals and Politics in Brazil

The Relevance of Religious Change in Latin America


Franziska Smolnik
Cooperation, Trust, Security?

The Potential and Limits of the OSCE’s Economic and Environmental Dimension