The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducts and supports data production and research designed to guide and inform migration policy and practice. The Migration Research Division (MRD) is based at IOM Headquarters within the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships, and has the institutional responsibility for supporting the conduct and management of applied research on salient migration topics. Research is designed to enhance IOM’s programme delivery and contribute to a broader understanding of migration patterns and processes, as well as the links between migration research and migration policy and practice. Research also feeds directly into IOM’s role as a publisher of applied research findings, including through IOM’s flagship publication, the World Migration Report, papers published in the Migration Research Series, and IOM Migration Profiles. 

The resources in this section highlight the IOM's work in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia through a variety of resources and publications. If you wish to receive a periodical update on the latest data and analyses from the region, please subscribe to our regional Data and Research Newsletter at the following link.