Reduce inequality within and among countries



Facilitating orderly, safe, and responsible migration and mobility, and encouraging the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. This would help govern migration for the benefit of all. Target 10.7 acknowledges that effective migration governance is key for safer, more orderly and more regular migration. This includes promoting regular migration that respects the rights of all migrants, and leveraging the positive development impact of migration for migrants themselves as well as for all communities and countries.

Lowering remittance transaction costs. This would help strengthen the positive impacts of remittances, benefiting migrants, and their families and communities. Transfer costs can be high, burdening migrants, discouraging using formal channels for remittances, and hampering the development potential of remittances. Addressing this often involves increasing competition and transparency in the transfer market, helping migrants make informed decisions. 




Relevant migration-related targets

  • 10.1 - By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
  • 10.2 - By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • 10.3 - Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard
  • 10.4 - Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality
  • 10.7 - Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies 
  • 10.C - By 2030, reduce to less than 3 per cent the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5 per cent


All SDGs and Targets

Further resources

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IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development


The IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development outlines a whole-of-organization approach to comprehensively integrate migration and development into policymaking and programming within IOM. It recognizes that migration, when well managed, can be both a development strategy and a development outcome. 

Leave No Migrant Behind: The 2030 Agenda and Data Disaggregation


"Leave No Migrant Behind: The 2030 Agenda and Data Disaggregation" provides user-centric guidance on disaggregation of SDG indicators by migratory status. In order to leave no one behind, migrants must be considered across efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meanwhile, migrants are also key actors in sustainable development.

Contributions and Counting: Guidance on Measuring the Economic Impact of your Diaspora beyond Remittances


Contributions and Counting: Guidance on Measuring the Economic Impact of your Diaspora beyond Remittances provides guidance for governments and national authorities looking to understand and measure the economic contributions made by their diaspora to their country

The Global Compact for Migration (GCM): Well Governed Migration as an Essential Element of Effective COVID-19 Response


The United Nations Network on Migration is committed to supporting all partners in pursuit of the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), recognizing that this cooperative framework provides an invaluable tool for ensuring all in society can contribute to a collective response to COVID-19 and are protected equally against its impact.

European Cities on the Front Line: New and Emerging Governance Models for Migrant Inclusion


Developed in partnership between the Migration Policy Institute Europe and the International Organization for Migration, a new report, European Cities on the Front Line: New and emerging governance models for migrant inclusion, explores how local and regional authorities and administrations across Europe have navigated providing migrants and refugees acces

Mainstreaming Migration and Displacement into Development Plans/Strategies

Mainstreaming is an established good practice in creating policy coherence for migration and development. With the recognition that migration and displacement affect - and are affected by - policies from a range of policy sectors, the concept of mainstreaming migration has emerged as a process to insert migration as a parameter across different policy areas, through multi-stakeholder and multi-level mechanisms.


Migrant Rights

The extent to which migrants and displaced persons can integrate into society and thus contribute to development is directly linked to the extent to which their rights are guaranteed and upheld. A human rights based approach to migration governance therefore puts migrants and their needs at the forefront and is an effective way to ensure their ability to contribute to development.



Historical trends show that large movements of migrants and displaced persons are difficult to predict and that territories are often grossly unprepared for the arrival of such populations. This unpreparedness can result in a shortage in essential services such as housing, education, healthcare, and legal services for newcomers creating tensions with existing populations.


Civic Engagement

Civic engagement of migrants and displaced persons in their territories of destination is crucial to ensure that their needs and interests are considered across policies that will affect or are developed specifically for them. Lack of such engagement can lead to the development of incoherent and ineffective policies. In addition, inclusion of migrants in policy-making helps building trust between policy-makers, migrant communities and other parts of the population and can enhance migrants’ ownership and willingness to cooperate with and support the implementation of the policies.