Migration and Border Management Assessments
The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division offers guidance and expertise to Member States aspiring to assess and improve their border and migration management systems. One of its central activities is the assessment of Member States’ migration and border management frameworks, polices, processes and procedures to identify gaps and make recommendations. The assessment team is comprised of IOM experts and national experts identified by the government.
Border and Migration Management for Development and Trade
Efficient and effective border management procedures not only contribute to enhanced border security, but also facilitate the movement of people and goods across borders. Regional and international trade are requisites of economic development and poverty reduction.
IOM promotes a border management framework that seeks to improve national and international cooperation and coordination among all authorities and agencies involved in border management and trade facilitation, at times replicating the integrated border management approach. IOM offers States support in implementing an integrated approach to border management and trade facilitation via intra-agency, inter-agency and international cooperation mechanisms.
Border and Migration Management Policy
The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division offers guidance and expertise to States aspiring to improve their border and migration management procedures. To do so, IOM assists its Member States in reviewing and revising national and regional border management policies to better address border-related issues and ensure compliance with international standards.
IOM assesses Member States’ policy and legal frameworks and offers recommendations to institutionalize optimal border management practices in line with national and international regulations and context-specific best practices.
As the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly called upon by Member States to assist in addressing complex migration and border management challenges in order to maintain the delicate balance between the facilitation of cross-border movements, while upholding border security and protecting migrants’ rights.
IOM provides technical assistance and capacity building interventions to help States respond to and mitigate threats at their borders. IOM assists agencies working on border security to improve their institutional and human resource capacities, while enhancing cooperation at the intra-service, inter-agency and international levels to increase information-sharing and streamlining of operations.