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This World Migration Report 2018 is the ninth in the series. Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues. Please click on the links below to access the report. The report can be downloaded as a whole, or by separate chapters.

There is continued recognition of the importance of improving our understanding of the dynamics and complexities of migration, mobility and displacement, and of addressing these issues globally and locally. Against a backdrop of growing interconnections between people and states, making migration safer and better regulated have become key global priorities.

By their very nature, the complex dynamics of migration can never be fully measured, understood and regulated. However, there is a continuously growing and improving body of data and evidence that can help make better sense of the basic features of migration in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. In this sense context, this overview chapter begins with a brief discussion of the global scale of migration and displacement and the benefits of migration. It explains key aspects of the renewed World Migration Report Series and how the World Migration Report 2018 seeks to use the body of available data and research to contribute to more evidence-based analysis and policy debates on some of the most pressing global migration issues of our time. The final section provides a brief introduction of each of the chapters in the 2018 report.



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