IOM / EU Pilot initiative to monitor return migrants in Ukraine and Pakistan

The International Organization of Migration (IOM) with European Union (EU) held a round-table dialogue in Islamabad on 23rd February, 2017 to highlight the development potential of returning migrants. Dr Fareeha Zafar, Deputy Director CIMRAD gave a presentation on the impact of return migration on the Pakistani economy. The round-table dialogue focused on topics such as monitoring the numbers, skills, motivation of the migrants that returned and also the social and economic conditions in the country of origin. The purpose of the dialogue was to strengthen the capacity of government and non-government stakeholders in addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of return migration in the long run.