Frank Laczko (Ph.D), is Head of the Research and Publications Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva. IOM is an inter-governmental organization. Dr. Laczko joined IOM in 1995, and his previous posts include, Head of the Migration Information Programme for Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest, 1995-1998, Head of Research at the IOM Technical Cooperation Centre for the CIS and Central and Eastern Europe, Vienna, 1998-2000. Prior to joining IOM he worked for UNHCR 1993-1994, and was a consultant to ILO, OECD, and the European Commission, was a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the UK. Educated in the UK and Sweden, Dr. Laczko, published widely on social policy issues relating to labour market policies, population ageing and poverty, before moving into the field of migration. Between 1987-1989, he was a member of the evaluation team at the University of Bath, responsible for assessing the impact of the European Commission's Second Anti-Poverty Programme consisting of 92 pilot projects.