Facts and Figures

Since its creation, the IOM Development Fund has assisted eligible Member States to implement more than 700 innovative projects worldwide to strengthen their migration management capacity. Maintaining an appropriate regional balance and ensuring equitable access for all eligible Member States are key criteria for the selection of projects.


The IOM Development Fund projects comprise a broad range of capacity-building activities. The below charts provides an overview of thematic project areas for 2020.



Activities carried out since the introduction of the new line of credit in 2008:

  • **Training provided to over 32,504 individuals globally, including government officials, civil society representatives and migrants themselves.

  • **42 sets of border management equipment have been supplied globally, including personal Identification Recognition Systems, passport readers, computers, software, cameras and travel document verification systems.

  • 268 studies and reports undertaken globally for use by IOM and partner governments. This includes 32 migration profiles.

  • 38 programme and policy manuals on labour migration management, counter trafficking, safe migration, migration health and international migration law published for regional and global use.

  • 41 migration management facilities have been developed globally, including migrant resource centres, border posts, immigration departments and migration management support units.