Migration Policy Practice (Vol. VII, Number 3, October-November 2017)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has established the Migration Research Leaders Syndicate to support the development of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM). The Syndicate comprises migration experts from around the world with deep knowledge of a wide variety of aspects of migration. The 36 Syndicate members and 9 advisers herald from all continents, encompassing origin, transit and destination country perspectives. Through initiatives such as this, IOM is providing the space and framework to enable leading migration experts to inform the GCM process with the latest thinking in academic and applied research.

Syndicate members were invited to contribute technical papers on migration policy conundrums and innovative ideas for effective responses designed to encourage aspects of safe, orderly and regular migration. This publication showcases a total of 26 papers that will be brought together in a consolidated publication for release in late November. The selected contributions have a strong focus on policy analysis and recommendations, and tackle some of the more pressing issues that have emerged during the GCM process thus far.

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