The IMBR Initiative has created a set of novel indicators to evaluate State compliance with the IMBR’s norms and, through support from the World Bank’s KNOMAD program, piloted the indicators in five principal destination States: Germany, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Turkey. The results represent a powerful tool for identifying common legal baselines and benchmarking State compliance with the law and, through this, identifying specific areas to change State practice. The Initiative is now working, with the support of the Swiss Agency for International Development, to add another 30 countries to what will be the first, global database evaluating State compliance with the human rights of all migrants.

The Pilot Study is available here.

The Indicators research work is currently led by Advisory Board co-chair Dr. Justin Gest and a team of researchers at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government.