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 be broadly characterized by the movement of low and high skilled workers. International low-skilled labor migration is projected to increase over the medium- and… 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
The voluntary return of migrants to their home country supports economic development and job creation as returnees bring capital and knowledge back with them. Return migration has impacts on… READ MORE
This theme seeks to address migration issues not covered by other Thematic Working Groups as they emerge (gender, migration of children and youth, local governments and migration, security and… 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
Since its inception, KNOMAD has spearheaded research and advocacy on harnessing remittances and other resources for the development of origin countries. More recently, KNOMAD prepared the background… 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
Climate change can greatly increase international migration by increasing the frequency and intensity of droughts, floods and other natural calamities. Climate change could lead to significant shifts… READ MORE
Climate change can greatly increase international migration by increasing the frequency and intensity of droughts, floods and other natural calamities. Climate change could lead to significant shifts… 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