Working paper
Migration data, broken down by gender, allow us to gain a better handle on how gender affects the many dimensions of migration, and policymakers to begin to…
Working paper
This paper examines the institutional design of state-based labor inspectorates to assess their capacity to protect the labor rights of migrants who work in…
Blog
We just released the latest Migration and Development Brief 37: Remittances Brave Global Headwinds with a Special Focus on Climate Migration. Against the odds,…
Thematic Working Groups

Activities of the KNOMAD are organized around Thematic Working Groups. The Thematic Working Group’s outputs include policy notes, data, research papers and books, conferences, capacity building workshops, and pilot projects.

Labor Migration
International labor migration can be broadly characterized by the movement of low and high skilled workers. …
Migrant Rights and Integration in Host Communities
The critical role of migrant integration policies is often recognized in the migration discourse, such as provision of…
Remittances and Diaspora Resources
Since its inception, KNOMAD has spearheaded research and advocacy on harnessing remittances and other resources for the…
Environmental change and migration
Climate change can greatly increase international migration by increasing the frequency and intensity of droughts,…
Internal migration and urbanization
Internal migration is being amplified by a fundamental shift towards urbanization, and in many ways is more important…
Forced Migration and Development
Forced migration understood in the broadest sense is a challenging and complex topic, encompassing different groups of…
Return Migration and Reintegration
The voluntary return of migrants to their home country supports economic development and job creation as returnees…
Data
Addressing data gaps and quality issues on migration and remittances remains a continuing challenge.  Expanding the…
Special Issues
This theme seeks to address migration issues not covered by other Thematic Working Groups as they emerge (gender,…
Events

To engage with and sensitize policy makers, partners, academia, researchers, and development professionals across the globe on issues related to migration and remittances, KNOMAD organizes an array of activities.

Nov 30
Report Launch
Nov 30, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:00AM EST | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET MC C1-100, World Bank HQ, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC and Online
Nov 16
Webinar
Nov 16, 2022 11:00-12:30 EST (Washington DC), 16:00-17:30 GMT (London) , 17:00-18:30 CET (Vienna) Online
Sep 21
Panel Discussion
Sep 21, 2022 8:45 AM EDT bit.ly/3dthgNW
Publications

KNOMAD generates peer-reviewed analytical evidence, evaluation of policies, research papers and data collection through its Thematic Working Groups.

Data

KNOMAD is addressing gaps and quality issues regarding data on migration and remittances by researching, collecting and publishing global data to enable more effective engagement on migration and development.

Remittances

Remittance Worldwide in  2018
$773
Billion
Remittances Worldwide in 2021
Remittances to developing countries in 2021
$605
Billion
in 2021

Migration

INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS IN THE WORLD
250
Million
INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS IN THE WORLD
Refugees in the world
36
Million
Refugees in the world
WOMEN OF MIGRANTS IN THE WORLD
48.4%
of migrants are women
TOP ORIGIN COUNTRIES
INDIA, MEXICO RUSSIA
TOP ORIGIN COUNTRIES

KNOMAD's Mission

KNOMAD, the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development, is a brain trust for the global migration community. It draws on experts to create and synthesize knowledge for use by policy makers in sending, receiving and transit countries.

KNOMAD's Mission
Donors

KNOMAD is established and supported by the World Bank with key contributions from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, and the European Commission.