IOM Afghanistan Migration Profile and New Data Collection (2011-2012)

This project will result in the first migration profile for Afghanistan. The migration profile will be a comprehensive document addressing all facets of migration in Afghanistan. For this work, an Inter-Ministerial Technical Working Group will be established to provide guidance and support to the project. IOM Afghanistan has partnered with the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance to implement the project. The project will include a comprehensive assessment of all available data in the addition to the collection of new data. Primary data collection on migration and remittances is necessary as there is little information currently available in Afghanistan. The new data will include 1000 questionnaires completed with migrant, non-migrant and return migrant households across selected regions of Afghanistan. The survey results will be incorporated into the planned migration profile. The migration profile will consist in 2 parts: 1) Comprehensive overview of current migration patterns based on existing migration data sources and acquired new migration data on Afghanistan; 2) Report on circular migration and remittances in Afghanistan.


  • Marchand, Katrin, Melissa Siegel, Katherine Kuschminder, Nassim Majidi, Michaella Vanore & Carla Buil, 2015, Afghanistan Migration Profile. Download
  • Vanore, Michaella & Katrin Marchand, 2015, Afghanistan Remittance Overview and Trends, Annex to Afghanistan Migration Profile. Download
  • Kuschminder, Katherine, Nassim Majidi & Katrin Marchand, 2015, Afghanistan Return and Circular Migration, Annex to Afghanistan Migration Profile. Download