Migration research is heavily skewed towards the Global North where existing research is largely designed and led, and where governments and international organisations increasingly fund research to inform policy development.

MIDEQ mobilises resources for partners in the Global South to define their own research questions and generate their own knowledge, producing robust, comparative, widely accessible evidence on South-South migration, inequality and development and engaging national and regional partners on key policy issues.

The MIDEQ team come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds including geography, anthropology, development studies, economics, political science, linguistics, digital technology, sociology and social policy. MIDEQ’s research draws on a range of qualitative, quantitative and visual data methods including:

  • A synthesis and comparative analysis of existing data and literature relating to migration, multidimensional inequalities and development indicators within and across the corridors and in relation to the Hub’s cross-cutting themes
  • Survey data gathered from around migrant households and returnees in countries of origin, migrants in countries of destination, businesses and community organisations/leaders
  • Semi-structured interviews, conversations, ethnographic tracing and social network analysis undertaken with around migrants, migration intermediaries and stakeholders including international organisations, NGOs, community organisations, lawyers, activists and policy makers.
  • Visual/creative forms of knowledge production (music, theatre, poetry, dance, animation) within the 12 countries and across the corridors.

More details about the survey can be found in the brief below:

MIDEQ Hub survey brief

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Overview of the MIDEQ Hub survey.