Gulf Labour Markets, Migration and Population (GLMM) Programme

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The GLMM programme, established in March 2013, is an international independent, nonpartisan, non-profit joint programme of the Gulf Research Center. The GLMM programme provides data, analyses, and recommendations contributing to the improvement of understanding and management of Gulf labour markets, migration, and population issues, engaging with and respecting the viewpoints of all stakeholders. The GLMM has released dozens of publications, explanatory notes, research reports, policy briefs, and edited volumes. The GLMM has also published more than 1,000 data tables and documents. Since 2021 its website is hosted by the Gulf Research Center at:

Key elements of the GLMM programme include:

  • Taking a comprehensive view, including demographic, economic, legal, social, political, and administrative aspects of labour migration, population, and labour markets
  • Collecting all relevant data and documents, first and foremost those produced in the countries of the GCC which are the destination countries, and in the countries of origin
  • Conducting sound academic research and contributing to the development of the field of inquiry
  • Presenting policy analyses, representing and respecting all viewpoints
  • Distributing the results to the widest range of actors in user-friendly formats
  • Engaging in dialogues with all stakeholders
  • Providing high quality academic and operational training to reinforce the capacities for producing migration-related data and analyses in the GCC
  • Contributing to the development of a network of researchers in which GCC nationals and nationals from the countries of origin are strongly represented

Click here to view the home page of GLMM.
Click here to view the publications of GLMM.
Click here to view the demographic-economic tables of GLMM.