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07 December 2018

Migration Profiles

The Extended Migration Profile on Georgia in its version of 2014 builds upon the methodology of the Prague Process and contributes to the Prague Process Knowledge base striving for a collection of comparable data on migration.

Part A of the Profile aims at setting the scene regarding how the migration has evolved during the last years. Furthermore, it gives a brief summary of key migration trends and issues in the last decade.

Part B of the Profile provides with an overview of the socio-economic conditions of the state in order to understand possible push/pull factors of migration in the country.

Part C on the one hand analyses migration patterns and recent trends, and on the other hand provides with an overview of existing data such as number and types of immigrants/emigrants, irregular immigrants/emigrants as well as diasporas abroad and remittances. It also identifies data gaps.

Based on the information and data presented in Parts A, B and C, Part D summarises the key migration trends indicating main push and pull factors driving migration. Furthermore, the linkages between different demographic and socio-economic factors and their implications for migration are explored and indications on future migration developments are elaborated.

Part E describes the special interests and priorities of the country.

Migration policies and programmes and their effectiveness in managing migration and development challenges are described in Part F.

Part G aims at providing with an overview of impacts of migration on the socio-economic development and the effectiveness of migration related policies.  The main findings and analysis are presented in Part H of the Profile. It also indicates existing data gaps and possible strategies to improve migration statistics. Furthermore, it proposes suggestions on how to ensure the update of the migration Profile regularly, and presents key recommendations for policy makers to improve the current migration management.


The present version of the Migration Profile is a result of joint efforts of the SCMI members and it’s Secretariat which is currently supported by Pilot Analytical unit. The unit is established in the framework of the EU-funded project “Enhancing Georgia’s Migration Management” (ENIGMMA) implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).