Migration and Development

The relationship between countries of origin and their overseas communities is a key to successful development. IOM’s goal in this field is to harness the development potential of migration for individual migrants and societies. We work by promoting international policy dialogue, policy-oriented research and programmes that strengthen the administrative and managerial capacity of governments. Programme activities include improving remittance management, building human capital through labour migration programmes, return and reintegration of qualified nationals, capacity-building for governments, and empowerment of migrant women.