THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Frank Laczko
Director, GMDAC
flaczko@iom.int
+49 (0) 30 278 778 20
Frank Laczko is the Director of IOM’s recently established Global Migration Data Analysis Centre. He was previously based in Geneva, where he led IOM’s Migration Research Division. He is the co-chair of the Data and Research Group of the Global Migration Group, editor of IOM/Springer Global Migration Issues book series and co-editor of Migration Policy Practice, a journal for migration policymakers and practitioners.
Among the many publications he has led are the World Migration Report 2013, which focused on migrant well-being and development, Fatal Journeys – Tracking Lives Lost During Migration, a report about migrant fatalities globally, and How the World Views Migration, a report about public opinion towards migration around the world; ‘Europe’s Migration ‘Crisis’ – Making sense of the numbers,’ a paper on the challenges around data and information about asylum seekers in Europe to be published in Forced Migration Review.

Ann Singleton
Senior Research Fellow, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Senior Advisor to GMDAC
Ann.Singleton@bristol.ac.uk
+49 (0) 30 278 778 21
Migration statistics expertise
Ann’s work focuses on international migration data, the production of knowledge on migration and the development of migration and asylum policy. She has advised the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and EU Presidencies, national governments, NGOs and international organizations.
Between 1996 and 2002 she developed the Eurostat database on international migration and asylum. From 2002 to 2004 she was responsible for policy on statistics in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Home Affairs. She wrote the European Commission’s Action Plans on migration and asylum statistics, prepared the first EU online annual report on migration and asylum and pioneered, with Eurostat, the first EU legislation on statistics on migration and international protection.
Academic advisory roles
Advisory Board member, the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford
Scientific Advisory Board member, the National Center of Competence in Research ‘nccr – on the move’, University of Neuchâtel
On secondment from the University of Bristol to the IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), Berlin.

Susanne Melde
Research and Policy Officer, MECLEP
smelde@iom.int
+49 (0) 30 278 778 19
Ms. Melde has 8 years of experience in working on migration policy and research at IOM. From 2010 to 2013 she was in charge of the research unit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Observatory on Migration in Brussels, Belgium. Among many migration publications, she recently co-edited a publication on South-South migration, published by Springer.
She undertakes the overall project management for the “Migration Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP)” Project including liaison and coordination with various implementing partners and associates. Ms. Melde contributes to the preparation of the final comparative report; oversees all reports and development of the policy training module; conducts and manages research inputs.

Marzia Rango
Research Officer, GMDAC
mrango@iom.int
+49 (0) 30 278 778 24
Marzia joins IOM’s GMDAC after working as a Research Officer in the Migration Research Division at IOM Headquarters in Geneva. Her work has mostly focused on issues of migration data collection and management in developing countries, whereby she has facilitated workshops for government representatives in several African countries. She has also looked at the potential of innovative sources of migration data, and authored a chapter on the issue for the forthcoming Migration and Development Data Handbook by the Global Migration Group. She has assisted in the preparation of IOM’s global report on migrant deaths at the border, Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost during Migration, and conducted fieldwork in Lampedusa as part of IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.
Prior to joining IOM, she worked as a research assistant at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, conducting research on the Rwandan diaspora in France and Belgium. She also has previous experience as an MEP assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels, and as a business development manager for an Italian consultancy company in Stockholm.
Marzia holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in Economics from the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona. She has a past in professional volleyball in Italy.