Objective: The project aims at contributing to the concrete implementation of the Silk Routes Partnership for Migration under the Budapest Process by strengthening the migration management capacities of the Silk Routes countries Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

The proposed combination of components below will together improve basic structures for migration management and competences in the Silk Routes countries through targeting the issue from three necessary angles – capacity (training), information and policy, which will together raise the capacity of migration authorities in the region, to utilise an improved access to quality information to make knowledgeable policy decisions and formulations. These three basic components are flanked by intergovernmental dialogue at all levels as well as new skills being put into practice in pilot projects.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To raise the migration-related knowledge, expertise and management skills of relevant government officials in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
  • To strengthen the national migration data management systems and consolidate the knowledge base on the migration realities in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
  • To support the development of comprehensive national policy frameworks for migration management.
  • To strengthen regional and intergovernmental dialogue and information exchange on migration matters among the Silk Routes' countries through the regular Budapest Process meeting structure.
  • To increase the concrete operational cooperation among the Silk Route countries in the area of migration.

Donors: European Union, Bulgaria, Hungary (lead partner), Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Duration: February 2014 – April 2017

Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan

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Ms. Sedef Dearing 
Senior Regional Adviser - Silk Routes
Budapest Process Secretariat
Tel: +43 1 504 46 77 2358
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