Past Projects

The first project that the Ramphal Institute undertook was the establishment of a Commission on Migration and Development in 2009.

The decision to undertake this important study was based on the fact that, driven by social and economic disparities, more than 45 million people are living in Commonwealth countries other than the states they were born in.

Headed by the Hon P J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica (1992-2006), the seven Commissioners worked over a two year period to advocate their recommendations with governments and the media. Three reports were produced to encourage Commonwealth governments to adopt mutually beneficial and practical policies to maximise the benefits of international migration for international economic and social development.