Using Innovative Finance to Increase Refugee Resettlement

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Innovative financing models could attract private investment to refugee resettlement programs, enabling countries to admit more refugees and set them up for success.    ...

How Do Refugees Decide Whether to Return Home?

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In a survey of 3,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, most say they want to return home but think it’s too soon—even if...

Sanctuary Policies Protect Immigrants but Don’t Threaten Public Safety

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Counties that limit cooperation with ICE see certain deportations drop by a third, but there’s no measurable effect on crime. Though much...

IPL Webinar: Low-Cost, Automated WhatsApp Surveys

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IPL at Stanford and our partners from Mercy Corps and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service hosted a live webinar presenting a new...

Will COVID-19 Harden the World’s Borders?

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Mapping the pandemic’s effects on migration and travel around the world.                      ...

IPL Origin Stories: Vasco Yasenov

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Vasco Yasenov, an economist and IPL postdoctoral fellow, talks with executive director Duncan Lawrence about his childhood in post-communist Bulgaria, his work...

Unlocking the Benefits of Migration

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Introducing the Migration and Development Initiative, an IPL collaboration with Stanford’s King Center on Global Development that aims to make migration a...

IPL Origin Stories: Mashail Malik

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IPL executive director Duncan Lawrence talks with graduate fellow Mashail Malik about the ups and downs of her journey from Pakistan to...

The Census Citizenship Question: An Avoidable Controversy

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The push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census provoked a nationwide outcry and a year of court battles. All...