IOM conducts and supports research designed to guide and inform migration policy and practice. As such, it implements policy-oriented and operational research. These activities aim to bring research outcomes into the policy debate and stimulate innovative operational approaches and activities. Research also has a critical role to play in helping IOM shape its own projects and programmes in response to emerging migration challenges.

IOM's research activities cover a number of thematic areas, such as migration trends and data, migration and development, migration and the environment, counter-trafficking, diaspora engagement, integration and return migration.

Below is a select sample of books, reports, manuals and articles produced by IOM UK and by IOM offices worldwide. A full publications catalogue is available through the IOM Bookstore.