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World Migration Report (WMR)

  • Responsible Organisations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) (International Organisation)
  • ILO Regions: Africa; Americas; Arab States; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Global
  • Country(ies): Global coverage
  • Thematic areas: Evidence-based policy making
  • MLFLM: 3.


The World Migration Report is the flagship publication of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Published since 2000, the Report features the latest trends in international migration, discusses emerging policy issues and provides information on recent regional developments in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania. The 2015 Report, titled 'Migrants and Cities: New Partnerships to Manage Mobility', focuses on how migration and migrants are shaping cities and how the life of migrants is shaped by cities, their people, organisations and rules. The report contributes to the global debate on migration and urbanization in three ways. First, it documents how migration is shaping cities and the situation of migrants in cities. Much of the current discussion about migration trends and migration policy tends to focus on the national level. Taking the migration enquiry to the city level increases our understanding of the local political economies of migration and the close connection between migration and urban development. Second, the report draws attention to the livelihood of migrants in the cities of the Global South. The existing discussions on migrants and cities are inclined to concentrate primarily on the Global North and the integration of international migrants. Third, the report examines both internal and international migration with cities across the development spectrum having to manage growing mobile and diverse populations.


last updated on 05.01.2016^ top