Research

World Food Programme: Migration Pulse

RIWI has supported the World Food Programme since 2015 as a Web survey supplier, carrying out numerous data collection efforts around the world. Most notably is the Migration Pulse, which WFP developed in 2018 to monitor and understand the drivers of migration and it’s intersections with food security, and the impacts on host communities, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrant populations alike.

The Migration Pulse has been deployed in multiple contexts to date, including Libya, Nigeria, and across Latin America and has been used to track the impacts of current events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, on migration, livelihoods, and food security. RIWI’s surveys have uncovered a wide range of vital data for WFP, from the gendered imbalance of cross-border migration to the impact of specific types of aid for different populations. Due to RIWI’s involvement in the Migration Pulse, the World Food Programme has been able to access these otherwise inaccessible populations, and better understand the drivers of displacement as they correlate with food security.

The Migration Pulse has been used by various organizations beyond WFP, including across the United Nations by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); and by several international NGOs and multilateral institutions. The findings from the different waves of data collection have been presented at global conferences and events, and in closed-door meetings with key stakeholders, all of whom require the most accurate and reliable data, which only RIWI can provide.

Find out more about RIWI’s work as part of the Migration Pulse in:

Libya
Nigeria
Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru