In 1992, the IOM began a research project for the "Analysis of Present and Future Emigration Pressures", focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa; South Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean.
Between 1983 and 1986, the IOM in collaboration with a USA university carried out a Hemispheric Migration Project to investigate the causes and consequences of spontaneous migration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose was to better understand factors determining migration and to promote the inclusion of a migration element into agreements concluded at multi-lateral levels. In 1993, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the IOM jointly undertook a study on a "Migration Information System for the Formulation of Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean" with the eventual goal to set up a regional migration information system. Like most other activities concerning monitoring and informing about migration issues, the above mentioned regional information system would research international migratory movements and the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of migrants in the region. This information would then be disseminated to those countries and peoples concerned. IOM is working towards establishing integrated migration information activities with other organizations or parties in the field.
Other organizations informing about migration issues include [inter alia]: European Community (EC)/Statistical Office (EUROSTAT); United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/SOPEMI Mediterranean Information Exchange System on International Migration and Employment; the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)/Rapid Information System on International Migration and Employment.