Published 2017
Who will pay for safe, orderly and regular migration?
By Sarah Rosengaertner, Commissioned by UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office

Sarah Rosengaertner was commissioned by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office and Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation to write this paper. Sarah Rosengaertner is an expert on migration and development based in New York.

Despite the large sums of money spent by states, businesses, migrants and their families annually on migration, the international community lacks a comprehensive delineation of the size and distribution of what could be dubbed ‘migration finance.’ Beyond disparate data points for specific flows, countries, regions or migration corridors, there is, as of yet, no definition of what constitutes such financing and no methodology for aggregating different migration-related financial flows to account for them as a discrete area of finance.