Human mobility is a fact – it is neither inherently good nor bad. Current international efforts to govern (forced) migration remain weak because they fail to balance the quandary of individual legal protection, economic opportunities, and realpolitik rooted in domestic pressures. Broad statements of good intent to make migration safe, orderly, and regular contrast sharply with the grim realities of people on the move. GPPi seeks to support the quest for better polices on (forced) migration – policies which provide protection to people on the move and also reflect a sober analysis of the multiple interests involved – by contributing evidence from applied research.


Flucht nach vorn?

Bei der Reform ihres Asylsystems hat sich die EU in eine Sackgasse manövriert. Von der Leyen will einen Neubeginn.


What Now? An Implementation Proposal for the Global Compact for Migration

The UN Global Migration Pact must be disentangled to lay out concrete, practical steps — or it will remain a toothless tiger.

Evaluation report

Corporate Strategic Evaluation on (Forced) Migration

An evaluation of GIZ’s portfolio to support refugees and other migrants in host and transit countries outside Europe.

By Katrin Kinzelbach, Julian Lehmann, Alexander Carius, Lukas Rüttinger, Victoria Rietig

Reinforcing Border Control: What’s at Stake for Migrants?

Protection concerns need to be embedded more boldly in efforts to increase capacity for border management.

By Julian Lehmann, Thomas Munsch, William Powell


Katrin Kinzelbach

Non-Resident Fellow

Julian Lehmann

Project Manager

Julia Steets


Fabrice Langrognet

Non-Resident Fellow

Claudia Meier

Associate Director

Funding & Contact

For our work on (forced) migration we have received research grants and project funding from the Mercator Foundation, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and the Villigst Foundation. Clients of our advisory work include the German Foreign Office, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

For more information, please contact Julian Lehmann.