Outcome 4 Visualizations

Ethnographic Research

The ethnographic research focuses on a broad range of interventions which include education, mining, agriculture, professional training and return and reintegration. In Guinea for example the following thematic interventions: education, environment, agriculture, mining and return migration will be the focus of the ethnographic fieldwork. Similarly, Senegal will be exploring the process of migration decision making and its connections with development interventions (agriculture; education; professional training; return and integration).  
IOM believes ethnographic research will produce better and richer data than an exclusive focus on semi-structured interviews and survey-based research that are already underway in other research projects. The three infographics describe how the ethnographic field-work took place in Guinea, Senegal, and the Gambia. 

To access more information on the MigChoice project please visit :  https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government/departments/international-development/research/projects/2019/migchoice/index.aspx  


Supporting Young entrepreneurs in the Gambia 

Under FCDO SSS II ProjectIOM proposes to implement an integrated program through which 400 youth (18-35 according to national definitions of “youth”) with entrepreneurial aspirations and young entrepreneurs in will be offered professional coaching and an unconditional grant to overcome some of the challenges associated with launching a business. The proposed intervention will thus increase self-sufficiency among said youth and create employment opportunities beyond the direct beneficiaries of the project as these businesses are launched and grow. Given the high mobility of the target group, the project will also contribute to safer migration through providing alternatives for them. 

Check out our infographic below to learn more about the Youth Project in the Gambia


Agent-Based Model

Agent-based modelling is a relatively novel analytical method; it is a form of computer simulation where the programmer creates an artificial society of agents who are adaptive to their environment. The ABM allows a “natural” depiction of a system, which is very difficult to achieve using other analytical methods. This approach is especially well suited to study how migration systems work and the impact of perturbations to that system (through an intervention, say) given the non-linear and complex nature of migration system. This infographic gives you an overview of how an ABM works.