In our Library, you can find publications containing our research, workguides and other materials generated by the Western Hemisphere Program and IOM. You will also find information materials about our tools and campaigns and reports on our work.




Guyana Labour Study

This study aims to support Guyana’s progress in achieving orderly, safe and regular labour migration and mobility of people, through the collection of comprehensive and reliable data to support the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.

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How to add information to MigApp

Do you want to make information about your country available on IOM's app? This document explains the procedure.


COVID-19: Guidance for labour recruiters to enhance migrant worker protection during the current health crisis

This document offers preliminary guidance for labour recruiters to enhance their response to COVID-19 and, in particular, to offer advice to establish effective protections for migrant workers linked to their operations. 

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IOM Public Communication Campaign Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to support IOM staff and other migration professionals responsible for public communication campaigns in complex settings who are, perhaps, new to this area of work. It provides a useful introduction to the many approaches to produce awareness-raising, behaviour change and information campaigns in migration contexts. 

Information Hubs on Migration: Mesoamerica and the Caribbean [MANUAL]

This manual aims to offer an easy to use guide for the opening, maintenance and streghtening of Information Hubs on Migration. These are a model addressed at local government staff, institutions and organizations wanting to offer information centers for the promotion of regular, safe and orderly migration.

Standard Operating Procedures for Front-Line Border Officials at the Point of Entry in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

The purpose of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is to provide quick guidance to border officials to prevent disease transmission and contamination of the working and living premises by COVID-19, as well as effectively manage suspected and/or probable COVID-19 cases.

Panama- Emergency Tracking: Migratory Receiving Stations-COVID 19 Pandemic (1st May)

The information in this report is collected by IOM Panama staff in Darién and Chiriquí, through field monitoring, multi-sectoral assessments through key informants, as well as regular information exchange at the technical level, and at the central level of the United Nations Inter-Agency Group on Human Mobility.

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Course: Introduction to the International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS)


This course provides participants with an overview of the International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS).  This includes information on what ethical recruitment looks like in practice and what labour recruiters need to demonstrate in their management systems to be IRIS certified. While this course has been designed primarily for labour recruiters, it is relevant for anyone seeking more information on IRIS. 

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Haiti: Migration Governance Needs Assessment

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of migration governance policies and capacities, as well as to propose recommendations for the Haitian government. The utilization of the data provided by this document will facilitate the implementation of projects that respond to real evidencebased needs and support the improvement of the government’s migration governance capabilities. In addition, this report will serve as a source of information on migration governance for the general public in Haiti and the Caribbean region.

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COVID-19: guidance for employers and business to enhance migrant worker protection during the current health crisis

This resource was designed to help employers more effectively respond to the impact of COVID-19 and to enhance protections for migrant workers in their operations and supply chains.