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Belize Needs Assessment on Migration Governance

Thematic Area
Policy, governance and liaison, and legal

This Migration Governance Needs Assessment presents a panoramic view of the current state of migration governance in Belize. Through concrete evidence and data, combined with the inputs of regional stakeholders, it provides a larger perspective on opportunities for strengthening migration governance. Furthermore, it offers actionable recommendations on how to best minimize the potential risks of migration, while maximizing its economic and development benefits. The study focuses on six key thematic areas: migration policies and international standards, migration and border management, migration in the context of emergencies and disasters, migrant protection and assistance, migration and health, and labour migration and human development. This report is meant to be used as an informative tool for the government of Belize, IOM, and other international stakeholders.