The aim of this series is to make information and research on migration more visible and more accessible, and to publish research output quickly online, with no formal restrictions or requirements on the format, style and length of the material.
Submitting a research note
If you would like to submit a research note, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage submissions such as papers presented at workshops, seminars and conferences; extracts from Masters and PhD theses; reports of fieldwork and research projects; and other 'grey' material containing valuable information about migration, including statistical and survey data, empirical observations and interviews.
We welcome contributions in any language, by scholars and students from all over the world, on any aspect of migration. Since one of IMI’s core programmes focuses on African migrations, material relevant to this topic are of particular interest. Contributions must contain an abstract in French or English, summarising the contents for readers who are not familiar with the language used by the author.
By submitting your Research Note, you agree to allow other researchers to use the data and information provided in the paper, provided that they acknowledge your authorship and provide full reference to the paper if they use it in publications.
'Diaspora Engagement in The State of Oromia', by Lalem Berhanu: This is a brief study conducted between February and April of 2010, with the support of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization for Migration. The main objective was to study the nature of Diaspora economic involvement in the State of Oromia, which is the most populous region in Ethiopia and covers the largest part of the country.
'The Role of Migrant Associations in Adjustment, Integration and Development: the Case of Nigerian Migrant Associations in Accra, Ghana', by Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh: Different migration scholars have acknowledged the recent growth of migrant associations in different parts of the world. Though these associations are a worldwide phenomenon, existing literature draws mostly on those in the USA avis, Latino migrants from Central and Latin America. This paper explores three migrant associations in Accra Ghana, and how members of these associations utilize them to ensure adjustment, integration and development.
'Economía y migraciones en tiempos de crisis', by Andrea Gallina and Bridget Wooding: The economic crisis is still affecting those countries that have trade and migration links with the United States and Europe. The sectors that employ migrant labour abroad have been among the most affected during this crisis. Consequently, there is increasing vulnerability for migrants in terms of labour conditions and less money flowing towards their communities of origin.