Migration in Namibia: A Country Profile 2015

Author/s:
Marius Olivier

Year:
2016

Language:
English

Publication Type:
Reports
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External
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Description: 

As a country of origin, transit and destination, migration dynamics in Namibia are complex, and the country is in need of a comprehensive national migration policy to be developed by the government. However, due to lack of relevant data across ministries and agencies, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has aimed to support the development of a national migration profile in order to collect, analyse and report on migration-related data, which is to be collected across ministries, departments and agencies. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI) and IOM promote the mainstreaming of migration into the policymaking process by developing a migration profile, which will include insights on trends and characteristics of migration in Namibia, the impact of migration on socio-economics, political and health aspects within the country, and existing governance frameworks; this will feed into migration initiatives currently in motion to enhance coordination within the government, such as through the creation of a Migration Department within the MHAI.

Sections specific to health - D.2.7, E.5.2, G.1.3 - Migraton, health and well-being

Content:

  • Executive summary:
Part A: Aims and structure of migration profilePart B: Overview of the international and national data framework
Part C: The namibian migration context: Socioeconomic indicators and migration perspectives
Part D: Migration trends and characteristics
Part E: The impact of migration
Part F: Migration governance
Part G: Key findings and recommendations
 
  • Typology of international migration
  • Part A: Introduction, aims and structure of migration profile
  • Part B: Overview of the international and national dataframework relevant to the namibian migration context
B.1. International data sources: an overview
B.2. National data context
 
  • Part C: The Namibian migration context: Socioeconomic indicators and migration perspectives
C.1. Socioeconomic indicators
C.2. Migration perspectives
 
  • Part D: Migration trends and characteristics
D.1. Arrivals, departures, travel and tourism
D.2. Immigration
D.3. Emigration
D.4. Irregular migration
D.5. Internal migration
 
  • Part E: Impact of migration
E.1. Population change
E.2. Migration and development: A principled framework
E.3. Economic development
E.4. Employment, labour market and skills development
E.5. Social development
E.6. Environment
 
  • Part F: Migration governance
F.1. Policy framework
F.2. Legal framework
F.3. International agreements
F.4. International cooperation – African Union and SADC Context
F.5. Institutional framework
 
  • Part G: Key findings and recommendations
G.1. Migration and development, internal and involuntary migration
G.2. Migration management
G.3. Migration data
 
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IOM