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Migration and Integration

Resource type: Research Report

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society |

The influx of migration into Ireland has left the government grappling with many issues and gives nongovernmental organisations an opening to play a large role in influencing policy and the nature and style of interventions, according to this study, which was funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies.


The Impact of NGOs on Future Policy Development in Ireland


The purpose of this study was to investigate the capacity of non governmental organisations (NGOs) to inform the development of national policies on migration in Ireland, here taken to include policies on immigration, asylum, integration and citizenship. In the context of current policies and likely future developments, and the opportunities and constraints in the Irish political system, the report assesses the strengths and limitations of existing NGO strategies. It identifies initiatives that NGOs and the government could take to enhance the capacity of NGOs to inform future policy development. It does not explore their capacity needs as advice and service providers, nor relationships with policy makers or service providers at the local level. The research was completed in the Autumn of 2005.

This study was funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, a significant funder in the migration field in Ireland.