Assessing the effectiveness of online Facebook campaigns targeting potential irregular migrants: A pilot study in three West African countries
Studies have shown that many irregular migrants embark on journeys without accurate or complete information about migration. IOM and other organizations run information campaigns intended to educate potential migrants of the dangers of irregular migration. The use of online social media platforms for these campaigns has become popular due to their potential to reach millions of people and at low cost. This report presents results from a pilot impact assessment of an online campaign based on Facebook posts in September 2019 and February 2020.
IOM Ireland carried out a rapid policy survey in May 2020 in partnership with the Irish Department of Justice and Equality with the objective of gaining a comprehensive view of policy measures which were taken in Ireland in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from a migration governance lens. This report examines the extent to which migrants and asylum seekers in Ireland were included in the Government of Ireland’s policy responses to COVID-19 from a migration governance lens.
Discussions around migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean are often riddled with misconceptions and partial representations of a complex reality. This edited volume provides a comprehensive, fact-based account of migration from and within West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean over the past two years, with the aim of promoting more coherent, forward-looking and sustainable policy approaches, in line with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
There is increasing policy interest in the European Union to better plan and prepare for future migration flows. This is reflected in the growing number of reports that use expert knowledge to anticipate migration trends and develop migration scenarios. This report examines the potential and limitations of using expert opinion to predict future migration.
The Future of Migration to Europe: A systematic review of the literature on migration scenarios and forecasts
This report presents the results of a systematic literature review of migration forecasts and scenarios. It presents key definitions, methods and common lessons from the available evidence in this field.
Many migrants are misinformed about the risks of irregular migration and often rely on migrant smugglers who spread inaccurate information for monetary gain. This study examines the effects of the CinemArena campaign in Guinea.
This special issue of Migration Policy Practice discusses the emerging effects of COVID-19 for migrants and migration policy worldwide from a range of perspectives including the humanitarian, economic and data-related implications of the new pandemic.
This special issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses on the linkages between migration, the environment and climate change.
This Data Briefing produced by the Missing Migrants Project is looking at the mortality rates, also known as “death rates,” which measure the number of deaths in proportion to the size of a particular population over a specific period of time.
From 19 to 21 January 2020, the second International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) took place in Cairo, Egypt. As the only global meeting focusing specifically on how to improve data and statistics on migration, the Forum promotes dialogue across a range of actors. The meeting summary highlights key messages from the Forum and the way forward in view of the IFMS 2022.