“Assessing the Policy and Institutional Coherence Between Bilateral Agreements in the Areas of Migration, Trade, Aid and Knowledge Transfer”


The area of policy and institutional coherence for migration and development is an emerging field of research and practice. Within the field, there has been considerable focus on how to operationalise coherence from the intra-governmental level, that is, from the perspective of national policy makers. This inclination can be seen in the attention and resources devoted to the exercise of mainstreaming migration into national development planning, for example.

Nonetheless, international coherence has been recognised as equally necessary. The objective of the research paper is to achieve a deeper understanding of inter-governmental coherence through examining bilateral agreements and the level of coherence between them and with development objectives.

For more information please contact Project leads: Dr. Jenna Hennebry ([email protected]), Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts ([email protected]), Dr. Jonathan Crush ([email protected])

Working Paper:

IMRC KNOMAD Report 2015


Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Swiss Confederation.