Prof. Dr. Melissa Siegel

Head of Migration Studies, Professor of Migration Studies

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development (coordinator)
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development

Melissa Siegel is a Professor of Migration Studies and Head of Migration Studies at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT where she manages several migration research projects, coordinates the Migration Studies Specialisation as part of the Master’s Programme in Public Policy and Human Development and heads the Migration Management Diploma Programme. She also heads the Migration and Development research theme of the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE). She currently holds the Chair of the UNU Migration Network and positions as a Research Associate at the Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and an Associated Researcher at the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford. She is also on the board of the Hague Process on Refugees and Migration. She has done visiting research fellowships at Harvard University, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the University of Oxford. She has advised, worked on or headed projects for the Dutch Government, Swiss Development Cooperation, German Development Cooperation, the IOM, UNHCR, ILO, UNDP, ICMPD, World Bank, OECD and others. She is also regularly involved in migration-related trainings for governments and international organisations (i.e. UNICEF, UNRWA, EIPA, Dutch Government, Iranian Government, Turkish Government) and teaching at the Bachelors, Masters, and PhD level as well as teaching in the United States, Malaysia, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Suriname. She has also given advice to the United Nations and European Commission on migration issues. Her main research interest lies in the causes and consequences of migration with a strong emphasis on the linkages between migration and development. She has proven experience in writing successful research funding proposals and has several publications in the area of migration studies. She has previous field research experience in several countries as well as knowledge of designing, administering and evaluating surveys. She is also familiar with other techniques of data collection such as interviews and focus groups and analysis using STATA.


Research Note

Prof. Siegel's current work lies in the causes and consequences of migration including but not limited to:

  1. The effects of migration on children and elderly left behind
  2. The linkages between different forms of migration and multi-dimensional poverty
  3. The linkages between migration (including return) and development
  4. Remittance, effects, usage and channels
  5.  Migration policy and practice
  6. Migration and corruption
  7. Migration and health



(Selected) Current projects:

  • H2020 Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER) (2016-2019)
  • Understanding Intra-Regional Labour Migration in the East Africa Community for East Africa Research Fund for DFID and Sida (2016-2018)
  • Knowledge transfer impact of the CD4D project of IOM from the Netherlands (2016-2019)
  • Capacity Building for the Government of Kosovo with ICMPD, sponsored by Swiss Development Cooperation (2016-2017)
  • Project on private sector interest in diaspora recruitment for country or regional offices for DT&V (Dutch return directorate of the Ministry of Justice) (2016)
  • Mail order Brides project for European Parliament (2016)
  • ICMPD/UNDP UNDP-ICMPD Joint Positioning Paper on Migration and Development (2016)
  • UNHCR study on the Economic impact of Congolese refugees in Rwanda (2015/16)
  • Mid-term evaluation of Swiss Development Cooperation’s Global Program on Migration and Development(2015/16)
  • European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Literature review of significant pull/push factors for determining asylum-related migration  (2015/16)
  • Regional overview of  Highly-Skilled Human capital Movement in the LAC  Region for the Inter-American Development bank (2015)
  • KNOMAD (World Bank)  project to pilot indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development (2015-2016) 


(Selected) Previous projects:

  • Evaluation of Swiss Development Cooperation Global Programs: Migration and Development Specialist (2015)
  • GIZ project Mapping the Nigerian Diaspora in Germany (2014-15)
  • GIZ project Mapping the Kenyan Diaspora in Germany (2014-15)
  • KNOMAD (World Bank) project to develop indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development (2014)
  • Evaluation of the Swiss Migration Partnership (2014)
  • IZA/DFID project under the Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries program, Project title: The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration (LAMFOR) (2013-15)
  • Improving the evidence-base on migration processes and pathways of irregular migrantsseeking asylum Project 1: The root causes of movement: Understanding the Determinants and Processes of Irregular Migration from Afghanistan; Project 2: Decision making factors and experiences of irregular Afghan migrants in the Netherlands, Australia National University and Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (2013-2014)
  • Mapping the Tunisian diaspora in Germany, GiZ project (2013)
  • Expert evaluator for EC project ICT and Immigrant’s Integration (2013)
  • The Hague Process Project (THP) Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities: The role of Cities and Businesses (2013-2014)
  • Evaluation of ILO’s work in the area of  migration (2013)
  • Evaluation of the UNHCR shelter program in Afghanistan (2012-2013)
  • Assessment of the IOM ‘MIDWEB’ migration project in the Western Balkans (2012)
  • Dutch Ministry of Interior knowledge exchange project on civic integration (2012)
  • Evaluation of the Dutch Government Migration and Development Program (2012)
  • Volkswagen Foundation Project Europe’s Global Linkages and the Impact of the Financial Crisis: Policies for Sustainable Trade, Capital Flows, and Migration (2011-2013)
  • Evaluation of the “Blue Birds” circular migration pilot of the Dutch Government (2011-2012)
  • Study on educational support for newly arrived migrant children (NAMS) Project Netherlands Country Expert (2011)
  • IOM Afghanistan Migration Profile and New Data Collection (2011-2012)
  • Migration: A World in Motion: Migration and Development IS Academy Project Manager (2009-2014). Project on the developmental impact of migration specifically in Morocco, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Burundi.
  • EuropeAid (EC) Project on the Effects of Migration on Children and Elderly Left Behind in Moldova and Georgia (2010-2012)?

 

More information on these and other projects




Selected publications by Melissa Siegel


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger, Özge Bilgili & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Making sense of the performance (dis)advantage for immigrant students across Canada, Canadian Journal of Education, 40(3): 329-361
Vanore, Michaella, Melissa Siegel, Franziska Gassmann & Jennifer Waidler, 2017, Adult Child Migration and Elderly Multidimensional Well-Being: Comparative Analysis Between Moldova and Georgia, Research on Aging: 1-24
Bilgili, Özge, Katherine Kuschminder & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Return migrants’ perceptions of living conditions in Ethiopia: A gendered analysis, Migration Studies(mnx050), More information
Hooijen, Inge, Christoph Meng, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Competition for talent: retaining graduates in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, European Planning Studies, 25(12): 2212-2231, More information
Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger, Özge Bilgili & Melissa Siegel, 2017, The immigrant (dis)advantage: Addressing student achievement gaps, Education Canada, More information
Volante, Louis, Don A. Klinger, Melissa Siegel & Özge Bilgili, 2017, Immigrant youth help to build nations, The Conversation(June 30), More information
Gassmann, Franziska, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler, 2017, Unpacking the Relationship between Parental Migration and Child well-Being: Evidence from Moldova and Georgia, Child Indicators Research, in press
Naudé, Wim, Melissa Siegel & Katrin Marchand, 2017, Migration, entrepreneurship and development: critical questions, IZA Journal of Migration, 6(5), More information
Waidler, Jennifer, Michaella Vanore, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Migration and the Multi-Dimensional Well-Being of Elderly Persons in Georgia, Journal of Population Ageing, in press , More information
Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Gendered perceptions of migration among Ghanaian children in transnational care, Child Indicators Research, in press , More information
Waidler, Jennifer, Jessica Sabine Hagen-Zanker, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Do remittances and social assistance have different impacts on expenditure patterns of recipient households? The Moldovan Case, Migration and Development, in press , More information
Waidler, Jennifer, Michaella Vanore, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Does it matter where the children are? The wellbeing of elderly people 'left behind' by migrant children in Moldova, Ageing and Society, 37(3): 607-632, More information
van Houte, Marieke, Melissa Siegel & Tine Davids, 2016, Deconstructing the meanings of and motivations for return: an Afghan case study, Comparative Migration Studies, 4: 21, More information
Cebotari, Victor, Melissa Siegel & Valentina Mazzucato, 2016, Migration and the education of children who stay behind in Moldova and Georgia, International Journal of Educational Development, 51: 96-107, More information
Cebotari, Victor, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Child development and migrant transnationalism: the health of children who stay behind in Ghana and Nigeria, Journal of Development Studies, 53: 444-459, More information
Meshkovska, Biljana, Nikola Mickovski, Arjan E. R. Bos & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Trafficking of women for sexual exploitation in Europe: Prosecution, trials and their impact, Anti-Trafficking Review, 6: 71–90
Sturge, Georgina, Özge Bilgili & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Migrants’ capacity as actors of development: do skills matter for economic and social remittances?, Global Networks, 16(4): 470–489
Bilgili, Özge & Melissa Siegel, 2015, To return permanently or to return temporarily? Explaining migrants’ intentions, Migration and Development, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Determinants of diaspora policy engagement of Ethiopians in the Netherlands, African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, More information
Loschmann, Craig, Christopher R. Parsons & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Does Shelter Assistance Reduce Poverty in Afghanistan?, World Development, 74: 305-322, More information
Vanore, Michaella & Melissa Siegel, 2015, The evolution of gendered migration trajectories from Moldova & Georgia, Comparative Migration Studies, 3(4): 2-21, More information
Meshkovska, Biljana, Melissa Siegel, Sarah E. Stutterheim & Arjan E. R. Bos, 2015, Female Sex Trafficking: Conceptual Issues, Current Debates, and Future Directions, Journal of Sex Research, 52(4): 380-395, More information
Ruiz, Isabel, Melissa Siegel & Carlos Vargas-Silva, 2015, Forced Up or Down? The Impact of Forced Migration on Social Status, Journal of Refugee Studies, 28: 183-201, More information
Loschmann, Craig & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Revisiting the Motivations behind Remittance Behavior: Evidence of Debt-Financed Migration from Afghanistan, migration letters, 12(1), More information
Vanore, Michaella, Valentina Mazzucato & Melissa Siegel, 2014, ‘Left behind’ but not left alone: Parental migration & the psychosocial health of children in Moldova, Social Science & Medicine, 132: 252–260, More information
Brown, Richard, Jørgen Carling, Sonja Fransen & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Measuring remittances through surveys: Methodological and conceptual issues for survey designers and data analysts, Demographic Research, 31(41): 1243-1274, More information
van Houte, Marieke, Melissa Siegel & Tine Davids, 2014, Return to Afghanistan: Migration as Reinforcement of Socio-Economic Stratification, Population, Space and Place, 21: 692-703, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Melissa Siegel & Nassim Majidi, 2014, The changing nature of return migration to Afghanistan, Forced Migration Review, 46, More information
Bilgili, Özge & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Policy perspectives of Turkey towards return migration: From permissive indifference to selective difference, Migration Letters, 11: 218-228, More information
Loschmann, Craig & Melissa Siegel, 2014, The influence of vulnerability on migration intentions in Afghanistan, Migration and Development, 3: 142-162, More information
Siegel, Melissa & Matthias Lücke, 2013, Migrant transnationalism and the choice of transfer channels for remittances: The case of Moldova, Global Networks, 13: 120-141, More information
Besharov, Douglas J., Mark H. Lopez & Melissa Siegel, 2013, International Conference News: Trends in Migration and Migration Policy, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(3): 655–660, More information
Vanore, Michaella & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Migration and its impact on those staying behind: New evidence from Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, Migration Policy Practice, III(5), More information
McKenzie, David & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Eliciting illegal migration rates through list randomization, Migration Studies, 1: 276-291, More information
Siegel, Melissa & Sonja Fransen, 2013, New Technologies in Remittances Sending: Opportunities for Mobile Remittances in Africa, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 5(5)
Siegel, Melissa & Matthias Lücke, 2012, What determines remittance channel choice? The case of Moldova, Global Networks, 13: 120–141
Siegel, Melissa & Jennifer Waidler, 2012, Migration and multi-dimensional poverty in Moldovan communities, Eastern Journal of European Studies, 3(2): 105-119
Siegel, Melissa, 2011, Book review: The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World, 4th Edition, 37:6, 975-976, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: 975-976
Vanore, Michaella & Melissa Siegel, 2011, Migration and its impact on those staying behind: New evidence from Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, Migration Policy Practice, III(5): 25-29
Siegel, Melissa, 2011, The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World, 4th Edition, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37(6): 975-976
Hagen-Zanker, Jessica Sabine & Melissa Siegel, 2009, A critical discussion of the determinants of remittances in Albania and Moldova, Romanian Journal of European Studies (RJES), 7-8
Hagen-Zanker, Jessica Sabine , Melissa Siegel & Chris de Neubourg, 2009, Strings attached. The impediments to migration in Albania and Moldova, Journal of South-East European and Black Sea Studies, 9(4)


Book chapters
Fransen, Sonja & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Diaspora Engagement Policies after Conflict: Burundi and Rwanda, in: D. Besharov and M. Lopez (Eds.), Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy, Oxford University Press, Boston
Hercog, Metka & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Promoting Circular International Migration of the Highly Skilled, in: Diego Acosta Arcarazo and Anja Wiesbrock (Eds), Global Migration Old Assumptions, New Dynamics, Praeger, USA, More information
Buil, Carla & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Destination Europe: Afghan Unaccompanied Minors Crossing Borders, in: Spyros Spyrou, Miranda Christou (eds), Children and Borders, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, More information
Bilgili, Özge & Melissa Siegel, 2013, From Economic to Political Engagement: Analysing the Changing Role of the Turkish Diaspora, in: Collyer, Michael, Emigration Nations: the ideologies and policies of emigrant engagement, Palgrave, UK, 277-302, More information
Hercog, Metka & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Diaspora Engagement in India: From Non-Required Indians to Angels of Development, in: Collyer, Michael, Emigration Nations: the ideologies and policies of emigrant engagement, Palgrave, UK, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Diaspora Engagement and Policy in Ethiopia, in: Michael Collyer, Emigration Nations, Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, More information
Siegel, Melissa, 2012, A guide to managing large-scale migration research projects , in: Vargas Silva, C. (ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Migration, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 467-479, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Lisa Andersson & Melissa Siegel, 2012, Profiling Ethiopian migration: A comparison of characteristics of Ethiopian migrants to Africa, the Middle East and the North, in: Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues (Ed.), Crossing African borders: Migration and mobility, Center of African Studies (CEA), ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, More information
Siegel, Melissa, J. Plantenga, C. Remery & L. Sementini, 2009, Childcare Services in 25 European Union Members States: The Barcelona Targets Revisited, in: Leira, Arnlaug and Chiara Saraceno (eds), Childhood: Changing Contexts, Comparative Social Research, Volume 25, Emerald, Bingley


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Kuschminder, Katherine & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Rejected Afghan asylum seekers in the Netherlands: Migration experiences, current situations and future aspirations, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-007
Naudé, Wim, Melissa Siegel & Katrin Marchand, 2015, Migration, entrepreneurship and development: A critical review, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-033
Waidler, Jennifer, Jessica Sabine Hagen-Zanker, Franziska Gassmann & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Do remittances and social assistance have different impacts on expenditure patterns of recipient households? The Moldovan case, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-072
Loschmann, Craig, Melissa Siegel & Christopher R. Parsons, 2014, Does shelter assistance reduce poverty in Afghanistan?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-051
Bilgili, Özge & Melissa Siegel, 2014, To return permanently or to return temporarily? Explaining migrants' intentions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-041
Buil, Carla & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Afghan unaccompanied minors in the Netherlands: Far away from home and protected?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-037
Dekker, Bram & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Transnationalism and integration: Complements or Substitutes?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-071
McGregor, Elaine & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Social Media and Migration Research, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-068
Gassmann, Franziska, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler, 2013, The impact of migration on children left behind in Moldova, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-043
Loschmann, Craig & Melissa Siegel, 2013, The influence of vulnerability on migration intentions in Afghanistan, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-038
McKenzie, David & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Eliciting Illegal migration rates through list randomization, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-023
Gassmann, Franziska, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore & Jennifer Waidler, 2012, The impact of migration on elderly left behind in Moldova, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-082
Siegel, Melissa & Jennifer Waidler, 2012, Migration and multi-dimensional poverty in Moldovan communities, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-077
Fransen, Sonja, Katherine Kuschminder & Melissa Siegel, 2012, Implementation of cross-country migration surveys in conflict-affected settings: Lessons from the IS Academy survey in Burundi and Ethiopia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-019
Siegel, Melissa & Sonja Fransen, 2012, New Technologies in remittances sending: Opportunities for mobile remittances in Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-018
Siegel, Melissa & Katherine Kuschminder, 2012, Highly skilled temporary return, technological change and Innovation: The Case of the TRQN Project in Afghanistan, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-017
Hercog, Metka & Melissa Siegel, 2011, Engaging the diaspora in India, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-041
Kuschminder, Katherine & Melissa Siegel, 2011, Understanding Ethiopian diaspora engagement policy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-040
Bilgili, Özge & Melissa Siegel, 2011, Understanding the changing role of the Turkish diaspora, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-039
Fransen, Sonja & Melissa Siegel, 2011, The Development of Diaspora Engagement Policies in Burundi and Rwanda, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-038
Hercog, Metka & Melissa Siegel, 2011, Promoting return and circular migration of the highly skilled, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-015
Siegel, Melissa & Chris de Neubourg, 2011, A historical perspective on immigration and social protection in the Netherlands, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-014


MGSoG Working Papers
Siegel, Melissa & M. Luecke, 2009, What Determines the Choice of Transfer Channel for Migrant Remittances? The Case of Moldova, MGSoG Working Paper 2009-002
Hagen-Zanker, Jessica Sabine , Melissa Siegel & Chris de Neubourg, 2008, Strings attached: The impediments to migration, MGSoG Working Paper 2008-005
Siegel, Melissa, 2007, Immigrant integration and remittance channel choice, MGSoG Working Paper 2007-009
Hagen-Zanker, Jessica Sabine & Melissa Siegel, 2007, A critical discussion of the motivations to remit in Albania and Moldova, MGSoG Working Paper 2007-007
Hagen-Zanker, Jessica Sabine & Melissa Siegel, 2007, The determinants of remittances: A review of the literature, MGSoG Working Paper 2007-003


External working papers
Bilgili, Özge, Craig Loschmann & Melissa Siegel, 2017, The Gender-Based Effects of Displacement: The Case of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda, KNOMAD Working Paper 21, More information
Naudé, Wim, Melissa Siegel & Katrin Marchand, 2015, Migration, Entrepreneurship and Development: A Critical Review, IZA Discussion Paper Series No. 9284, More information


Research reports
Merkle, Ortrun, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, A Gender Perspective on Corruption Encountered during Forced and Irregular Migration, comissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Merkle, Ortrun, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, A Study on the Link between Corruption and the Causes of Migration and Forced Displacement, comissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Marchand, Katrin, Inez Roosen, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Irregular Migration from and in the East and Horn of Africa, Report commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the framework of the EU-funded Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, More information
Ragab, Nora Jasmin, Laura Rahmeier & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Mapping the Syrian diaspora in Germany - Contributions to peace, reconstruction and potentials for collaboration with German Development Cooperation, commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Engelhardt, Achim, Andreas Fischlin, Ilona Kick-busch, Melissa Siegel & Pierre Walther, 2015, Evaluation of SDC’s Global Programmes Climate Change; Water Initiatives; Food Security; Migration and Development and Health, Commissioned by SDC, More information
Bilgili, Özge & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Migration and Development: A World in Motion - The Netherlands Country Profile, IS Academy Survey The Netherlands, More information
Weyel, Silja , Craig Loschmann & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Migration and Development: A World in Motion - Morocco Country Report, IS Academy survey Morocco, More information
Marchand, Katrin, Melissa Siegel, Katherine Kuschminder, Nassim Majidi, Michaella Vanore & Carla Buil, 2015, Afghanistan Migration Profile, Report prepared for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Julia de Bresser & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Irregular Migration Routes to Europe and Factors Influencing Migrants’ Destination Choices, Commissioned by Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatie Centrum (WODC), More information
Siegel, Melissa, Katrin Marchand & Elaine McGregor, 2015, Independent Evaluation of Swiss Migration Partnerships: Final Report, Deliverable project 'Evaluation of the Swiss Migration Partnerships'
Marchand, Katrin, Sarah Langley & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Diaspora engagement in development: An analysis of the engagement of the Nigerian diaspora in Germany and the potentials for cooperation, Study commissioned by GIZ on the engagement of two African diaspora groups in Germany
Bonfiglio, Ayla, Elaine McGregor & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Diaspora engagement in development: An analysis of the engagement of the Kenyan diaspora in Germany and the potentials for cooperation, Study commissioned by GIZ, More information
Juzwiak, Teressa, Elaine McGregor & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Migrant and refugee integration in global cities: The role of cities and businesses, Commissioned by The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP), More information
Marchand, Katrin & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities, Background paper World Migration Report 2015, IOM, More information
McGregor, Elaine, Melissa Siegel, Nora Jasmin Ragab & Teressa Juzwiak, 2014, A New Global Partnership for Development: Factoring in the Contribution of Migration, Migration Research Series No. 50 commissioned by the International Organisation for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland, More information
Juzwiak, Teressa, Elaine McGregor & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Migrant and refugee integration in global cities - the role of cities and businesses, The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP)
Kuschminder, Katherine & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Migration & development: A world in motion - Ethiopia country report, IS Academy Migration and Development survey Ethiopia
Loschmann, Craig, Katrin Marchand, Melissa Siegel, Nassim Majidi & Camille Hennion, 2013, Evaluation of the UNHCR Shelter Assistance Programme, Report of the UNHCR Shelter Assistance Evaluation Afghanistan (2012-2013) project
Loschmann, Craig, Katrin Marchand, Melissa Siegel, Nassim Majidi & Camille Hennion, 2013, Evaluation of the UNHCR Shelter Assistance Programme - executive summary, Executive summary of the UNHCR Shelter Assistance Evaluation Afghanistan (2012-2013) project
Siegel, Melissa, Elaine McGregor, Vivianne van der Vorst & Bram Frouws, 2013, Independent evaluation of ILO’s work on international labour migration: Executive Summary, Comissioned by ILO, Geneva. The report is vailable in English, French and Spanish, More information
Ragab, Nora Jasmin, Elaine McGregor & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Diaspora Engagement in Development: An Analysis of the Engagement of the Tunisian Diaspora in Germany and the Potentials for Cooperation, This study was commissioned by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Development Agency) (GiZ), More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Elaine McGregor, Melissa Siegel & Vivianne van der Vorst, 2012, Migration for Development in the Western Balkans (MIDWEB): Final Evaluation, Commissioned by IOM the Netherlands, More information
Siegel, Melissa & Vivianne van der Vorst, 2012, Evaluation of the 'Blue Birds' Circular Migration Pilot in The Netherlands, Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Siegel, Melissa & Michaella Vanore, 2011, OxfamNovib Study on the Needs and Wants of African Migrants in Europe with regards to Remittance Sending, Final Report, More information


Theses
Siegel, Melissa, 2010, Money and Mobility: Migration and Remittances, MGSoG Dissertation Series


Briefs
McGregor, Elaine, Katrin Marchand, Melissa Siegel & Howard Hudson (eds.), 2015, Swiss Migration Partnerships: A New Tool for Bilateral Cooperation on Migration?, Policy Brief, 8
Juzwiak, Teressa, Elaine McGregor, Melissa Siegel & Howard Hudson (eds.), 2014, Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities: The Role of Cities and Businesses, This policy brief considers how businesses and governments in global cities contribute to the integration of migrant and refugee populations, either through outreach, specialized programmes, the provision of services, or targeted funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and to what extent these contributions can be deepened or expanded, 8, More information
Sturge, Georgina, Elaine McGregor & Melissa Siegel, 2014, Watching a World in Motion: Reflections on the IS Academy Project, IS Academy Policy Brief No.19
McGregor, Elaine, Özge Bilgili & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, IS Academy Policy Brief No. 16
Kuschminder, Katherine, Nassim Majidi, Ceri Oeppen & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Complexities and Challenges in Afghan Migration: Policy and Research Event, Migration Policy Brief No.14, More information
Siegel, Melissa & Katherine Kuschminder, 2011, A Who’s Who in Ethiopian Migration?, Migration Policy Brief No. 5, IS Academie, More information
Fransen, Sonja & Melissa Siegel, 2010, Diaspora Engagement in Burundi: The Emergence of a Migration Policy, Migration Policy Brief No. 3, IS Academie, More information


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Vanore, Michaella, Nora Jasmin Ragab & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Diaspora and peace: What role for development cooperation, Background paper, More information
Carling, Jørgen, Erlend Paasche & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Finding Connections: The Nexus between Migration and Corruption, Feature article on MPI website, More information
Loschmann, Craig, Katherine Kuschminder & Melissa Siegel, 2014, The root causes of movement: Exploring the determinants of Irregular Migration from Afghanistan, Irregular Migration Research Programme Occasional Paper Series 11|2014, More information
Buil, Carla & Melissa Siegel, 2013, A New Multilateral Framework for Labour Migration: A Review of Options, This background paper assesses the feasibility of establishing an international framework for labour migration. It discusses the developmental implications of the prevailing ‘non-system’ of labour migration and the ways in which current immigration polici, More information
Siegel, Melissa, Sonja Fransen & Michaella Vanore, 2010, Website Evaluation 'Geld Naar Huis': User-Friendliness, Effectiveness, and Financial Sustainability, External policy report, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, More information
Siegel, Melissa, Michaella Vanore, R. Lucas & Chris de Neubourg, 2009, The Remittance Corridor between the Netherlands and Afghanistan, External policy report, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, More information