World Migration Report 2013

Migrant Well-being and Development

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This publication, the seventh report in IOM’s World Migration Report (WMR) series, explores the positive and negative effects of migration on individual well-being. It is published amidst a growing debate on how the benefits of migration can best be harnessed for development. This report contributes to the global debate on migration and development in three ways, specifically, by presenting a more holistic picture of development, by assessing the well-being of migrants worldwide for the first time using findings of the Gallup World Poll conducted in more than 150 countries, and by analysing how migration outcomes differ depending on the origin and destination of migrants.

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In 2013, a second High-level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development will be held, presenting the international community with a valuable opportunity to focus its attention on how to make migration a positive factor in sustainable development and poverty reduction. The HLD 2013 comes at an important time, as the international community considers moving beyond the Millennium Development Goals, and towards the formulation of a new post-2015 development agenda.

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