Elaine McGregor

Researcher

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Elaine McGregor is a researcher at UNU-MERIT/MGSoG. She holds a master's degree in Public Policy and Human Development from MGSoG/United Nations University with a specialization in Migration Studies. Prior to her study in Maastricht, she obtained an MSc Urban Regeneration and an MA in Public Policy at the University of Glasgow. Since joining the school she has been involved in a number of migration related research projects and evaluations. Her main research interest lies in the area of migration and development, with a particular focus on the processes of policy development. Elaine is also a GPAC² PhD Fellow. Her PhD focuses on the role of international organisations in the governance of migration and critically examines the evolution of discussions on international migration in global policy discussions since the Population and Development Conference in Cairo in 1994.

Elaine is the assistant coordinator of the UNU Migration Network, a member of the GFMD Civil Society Programme Committee and on the board of the Dutch Association for Migration Research. She is contact for research on policy coherence and migration governance at UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.




Selected publications by Elaine McGregor


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
McGregor, Elaine & Melissa Siegel, 2013, Social Media and Migration Research, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-068


Research reports
McGregor, Elaine, 2017, MOVEMENT: A Global Civil Society Report on Progress and Impact on Migrants’ Rights and Development: 2nd edition: 2017 , This publication has been commissioned by the International Catholic Migration Commission Europe (ICMC Europe) with financial assistance from the European Union as part of the activities for the Migration and Development Civil Society (MADE) Network programme, 84, More information
McGregor, Elaine & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2016, The Role of Culture and the Arts in the Integration of Refugees and Migrants, European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA), More information
McGregor, Elaine & Nora Jasmin Ragab, 2016, The Role of Culture and the Arts in the Integration of Refugees and Migrants: Member State Questionnaires, European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA), More information
McGregor, Elaine, 2016, Movement: A Global Civil Society Report on Progress and Impact for Migrants’ Rights and Development, Commissioned by the Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE), More information
Langley, Sarah, Elaine McGregor & Michaella Vanore, 2015, Highly-skilled human capital mobility in the LAC region; Regional comparative report, Commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank
Langley, Sarah, Elaine McGregor & Michaella Vanore, 2015, Highly-skilled human capital mobility in the LAC region; Country case studies, Commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank
McGregor, Elaine & Katrin Marchand, 2015, Independent Mid-Term Evaluation of Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills, and Development Impact (SALM), Evaluation for the International Labour Organization (ILO), 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'
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
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
McGregor, Elaine, 2014, Executive Summary, Mid-Term Evaluation of Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Pilot Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers (INT/09/11/EEC)
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)
McGregor, Elaine, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a case study from: Migrant and refugee integration in global cities - the role of cities and businesses, The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP)
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
McGregor, Elaine, A. Witkamp, S. Bouma & S. van Klaveren, 2013, Civic Integration and Forced Marriage: Comparison Paper, Financed by Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment as part of the International Civic Integration Network (2012-2013), 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


Conference contributions
McGregor, Elaine, 2017, Intergovernmental Organizations, Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals , The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium held its 'From Evidence to Policy' conference at the Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London on 28th and 29th March 2017., More information


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


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Koser, Khalid & Elaine McGregor, 2016, What Will Be the Legacy of Alan Kurdi’s Death?, UNU-MERIT Blog, More information