Project Outputs



IWMI Working Paper 195:
Between a rock and a hard place: early experience of migration challenges under the Covid-19 pandemic.

This working paper was produced under the European Union Horizon 2020 funded AGRUMIG project and traces the impact of Covid-19 on migration trends in seven project countries – China, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal and Thailand.

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AGRUMIG Policy Brief Series – No. 1.

Unprecedented levels of migration in today’s globalized economy are dramatically reshaping social, economic and political landscapes in sending and receiving countries.

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AGRUMIG Policy Brief Series – No. 2.

Migration, particularly labor migration, is a complex social phenomenon with many facets. These include regular and irregular migration patterns, international and internal migration pathways, and short- and long-term movements.

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UCA-MSRI Research Paper No. 7:
Rural Migration in Kyrgyzstan: Drivers, Impact and Governance

The development of Kyrgyzstan reveals two important trends: declining agricultural production and a steady increase of remittances from labor migration. These trends suggest a transformative effect of migration, negating an overly simplistic investment effect of financial remittances on long standing livelihood activities.

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CAP Paper No. 247:
Migration and COVID-19: Challenges and Policy Responses in Kyrgyzstan

Migration is a part of everyday life for hundreds of thousands of Kyrgyzstan’s citizens. People move internally from rural areas to Bishkek and Osh for long-term employment or temporary work, and many go to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and other countries.




AGRUMIG Policy Brief Series – No. 3
The Precarity of Transnational Migration and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Addressing Female Return Migration in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

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AGRUMIG Policy Brief Series No. 4:
COVID-19 and Migration Uncertainty in Kyrgyzstan: To Leave or Stay and Earn?

Kyrgyzstan is one of the most remittance-dependent countries in the world. However, the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected remittance slows to low and middle-income countries (LMICs) generally, and remittance-dependent economies such as Kyrgyzstan have found themselves deeply vulnerable.

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Animated Video: Impact of Migration on Rural Development in Kyrgyzstan

Majlis Podcast: Bad News For The Remittance-Dependent In Central Asia

Irina Kuznetsova of the AGRUMIG Kyrgyzstan team contributes to a conversation on the drop in remittances to Central Asian countries. She discusses recent AGRUMIG project findings on the impact of Covid-19 on migrants from Kyrgyzstan and their families as well as shares her observations about Tajikistan.


Covid-Migration News Database, University of Vienna

How do international and national news outlets report on the impacts of Covid-19 on migrants? The database provides 3175 news headlines from 213 countries (as of 01/2021), sorted by e.g. country origin and destination.

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