E.g., 10/23/2020
E.g., 10/23/2020

Critical Migration Governance Issues in a Changed World

Critical Migration Governance Issues in a Changed World


(Photo: Allana Ferreira/UNHCR)

While the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration adoption process has concluded, critical work remains to be done at the national, regional, and global levels to implement its commitments and examine the complementarity and gaps the compact has with the related Global Compact on Refugees.

A partnership between the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is resulting in a series of publications aimed at enriching the conversation around the implementation of the compact. These publications, which can be found below, are intended to generate new knowledge and policy guidance in the following areas: the global architecture of migration governance, return and reintegration, and south-south migration.

This research builds on a previous project between MPI and GIZ, also supported by BMZ, that sought to inform global compact deliberations and debates on the implementation of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. For more information on the that project, click here.


Will International Migration Governance Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a range of (im)mobility challenges that the international community has few tools to address. This policy brief examines the valuable guidance offered by the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration on short-term emergency response and the longer-term reopening of international migration. It also considers how the pandemic is affecting the relationship between migration and development.