Thematic Working Groups

Activities of the KNOMAD are organised around Thematic Working Groups. Each Thematic Working Group will comprise a chair,a co-chair and 3-8 leading experts in their respective fields, selected through a peer-referral process. The chair and co-chair will be responsible for developing a work-program for the group, ensuring delivery and monitoring results. KNOMAD's outputs include policy notes, data, research papers and books, conferences, capacity building workshop and pilot projects.

Addressing data gaps and quality issues on migration and remittances remains a continuing challenge.  Expanding the scope of data collection, including by generating data disaggregated by gender, age… READ MORE
International labor migration can broadly be characterized by the movement of low and high skilled workers. As of 2000, a quarter of the estimated stock of migrants had college degrees with most of… READ MORE
The critical role of migrant integration policies is often recognized in the migration discourse, such as provision of economic opportunities and social inclusion for migrants and their families.… READ MORE
Public policies play a key role in maximising the benefits and minimising the costs of migration, both in countries of origin and destination. Beyond designing policies directly aimed at regulating… READ MORE
Understanding the linkages between migration, security, and development is important for at least three reasons. Policies in one arena can promote positive outcomes in another. For example, secure… READ MORE
Migration has important social implications that cannot be evaluated purely in economic terms. These include rights of migrants, effects of migration on gender roles, family cohesion, health,… READ MORE
Remittances are making an important contribution to poverty reduction, growth and welfare in developing countries. Remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to have surpassed $442… READ MORE
The diaspora of developing countries can contribute to development in their countries of origin by increasing trade and investment, providing market information and matching / referral services,… READ MORE
In 2010, Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Cancun Adaptation Framework, which called on all countries to take “measures to enhance understanding,… READ MORE
Internal migration is being amplified by a fundamental shift towards urbanization, and in many ways is more important for developing countries than international migration. The scale of internal… READ MORE
Forced migration understood in the broadest sense is a challenging and complex topic, encompassing different groups of people, fleeing from persecution or conflict, escaping environmental change,… READ MORE