Ridgeway Information provides the European Union with analytical reports on migration and asylum flows.This analysis focuses on uncovering factors influencing migration flows in both countries of origin and during transit. It examines drivers and trends, while also exploring the experiences of migrants and asylum seekers.
Our tasking is driven by changing geopolitical situations. For instance, since the Taliban takeover of Kabul in August 2021, we have produced regular analysis on the mobility trends of existing and newly displaced Afghan nationals in key transit countries including Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and the Central Asian countries.
Applying flexible, data-driven and context-rich approaches we build a comprehensive picture of migration trends. We analyse and assess the impact of key political, security and economic developments. We consider current trends in the nature and scale of migration flows, as well as examining the push, pull, enabling and discouraging factors which inform individual and group decision-making of actual and potential migrants.
Our team employs rigorous open-source data collection methods to obtain the most up-to-date information. Our regional expertise, specialist knowledge and linguist capacity allow us to produce high-quality analytical reports.
Our reports are tailored to specific strategic and operational needs of the EU and are rigorously edited to ensure we generate clear, evidenced, and auditable analysis products.
Challenges and solutions
Capturing migration trends to the EU are challenging due to the complexity and rapidly changing nature of migrant flows. Ridgeway’s flexibility and ability to respond quickly with the correct team of experts is vital to producing accurate, up-to-date analysis.
Our reports contribute to the provision of technical support to Member States through the collection, analysis and distribution of asylum data and forecasts. Technical support, to which our reports contribute, are also one of the three key pillars through which the EU works to harmonise asylum practices in EU+ Member States.
Our analysis offer critical insights into current migration trends against the larger background of security, political, economic and humanitarian crises around the world.