Migration Management and the Migration Development Nexus (MIGNEX)

MIGNEX is a five-year research project (2018–2023) with the core ambition of creating new knowledge on migration, development and policy. MIGNEX is the largest-ever European-funded research project on migration, involving researchers from nine institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia. UNU-MERIT and the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University are part of the consortium led by Prof. Jørgen Carling at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Norway. At the beginning of 2020, the team began piloting and conducting field work in Afghanistan, Cabo Verde and Ghana. Several team members struggled to return home as coronavirus restrictions disrupted flights, but all the work was completed. Read more about how MIGNEX is adapting to the coronavirus crisis here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, data collection for the MIGNEX project is currently on hold but will resume as soon as possible. On 8 October, MIGNEX and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) co-hosted a webinar on ‘Sampling respondents in migration surveys: challenges and trade-offs’. A recording of the discussion is available here. Sign up for the MIGNEX newsletter to stay updated with MIGNEX news.