Regional Migration Study Group

Washington, DC, United States of America
$450,000
over 3 years
2011
Project Location: 
Mexico
Project Goals: 

With Tinker Foundation support, the Migration Policy Institute will promote migration policies and practices that build a stronger social and economic foundation between Central America, Mexico and the United States by 2025. In order to respond to the growing need to understand migration issues, the Migration Policy Institute will convene a Regional Migration Study Group. The Study Group will act as an on-call think-tank for governments and civil society actors in the region by generating and vetting migration policy ideas and responding to key challenges as they arise. The lasting contribution of the Group will be an analytically-based policy and political case for managing migration. This long-term thinking will focus on neglected policy areas, namely, the labor market, and education and workforce development policies that can build up and more efficiently allocate the region's human capital and become the engine for personal opportunity and societal growth. The Study Group will convene six to nine times over a three-year period to study migration issues, commission six to nine research papers and 15 to 20 supplemental publications, create a consolidated web presence for literature on regional migration issues and disseminate the Regional Migration Study Group's work in both Spanish and English through a variety of venues.

Project Director: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou
(202) 266-1940