Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy

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We work to maximize the benefits of migration to destination and origin countries, expand the opportunities available to forcibly displaced people, and reform the humanitarian system to better serve the needs of those affected by conflict and crisis. We recognize that human mobility can have positive and negative effects, depending on policy choices. We therefore collaborate with policymakers around the world to create sustainable, pragmatic, and evidence-based policies for everyone on the move.

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Program Goals

The MDHP program works towards three primary goals: Maximize benefits of migration to destination and origin countries; expand the opportunities available to forcibly displaced people; and reform the humanitarian system to better serve affected people.

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Refugee workers baking in a kitchen
Expand the opportunities available to forcibly displaced people

We aim to change policy instruments and programming to better facilitate decent work for refugees.

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Four construction workers at work
Maximize the benefits of migration to destination and origin countries

We aim to foster policy innovations that maximize the benefits of international migration, while shaping the conversation on the links between migration and development.

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UN Women at work in a small village; Source: UN Women/Ryan Brown
Reform the humanitarian system to better serve affected people

We aim to make the humanitarian system more responsive to the needs of people affected by conflict and crisis by investigating and shifting incentives within the system.

Program Goals

The MDHP program works towards three primary goals: Maximize benefits of migration to destination and origin countries; expand the opportunities available to forcibly displaced people; and reform the humanitarian system to better serve affected people.

01
Four construction workers at work
Maximize the benefits of migration to destination and origin countries

We aim to foster policy innovations that maximize the benefits of international migration, while shaping the conversation on the links between migration and development.

02
Refugee workers baking in a kitchen
Expand the opportunities available to forcibly displaced people

We aim to change policy instruments and programming to better facilitate decent work for refugees.

03
UN Women at work in a small village; Source: UN Women/Ryan Brown
Reform the humanitarian system to better serve affected people

We aim to make the humanitarian system more responsive to the needs of people affected by conflict and crisis by investigating and shifting incentives within the system.