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Ravenna Sohst
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Ravenna Sohst

Policy Analyst, MPI Europe

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Ravenna Sohst is a Policy Analyst at MPI Europe, where she conducts research and policy analysis on European migration policies, the links between development and migration, return migration and reintegration, labor mobility, and remittances.  

Prior to joining MPI Europe, Dr. Sohst worked with the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (IOM GMDAC) on migration forecasts and scenarios. She also worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on studies relating to immigrant integration and the social mobility of immigrants and their children. She has provided consultancy services to several organizations, including on labor migration and preparedness.  

Dr. Sohst holds a PhD from the University of Luxembourg; her dissertation explored the social impacts of immigration and future outlooks in the European Union. She holds a MSc from the United Nations MERIT University/Maastricht University in public policy and human development, and a BA in political science from the University of Freiburg and the Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence.

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Reports
February 2024
By  Ravenna Sohst
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Policy Briefs
September 2023
By  Camille Le Coz and Ravenna Sohst
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Policy Briefs
June 2023
By  Camille Le Coz and Ravenna Sohst
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Reports
November 2022
By  Lawrence Huang, Ravenna Sohst and Camille Le Coz

Recent Activity

Reports
February 2024

Remittances are a vital lifeline for migrants’ families around the world and an important source of revenue for many low- and middle-income countries, especially in times of crisis. As more people turn to digital financial technologies for these money transfers, this shift holds the potential to shake up the rigid remittance industry and boost development benefits. But it also brings new challenges, as this report explores.

Policy Briefs
September 2023

Reintegration after return is often a challenge, and doubly so for migrants returning to communities affected by climate change and environmental degradation. This brief explores the emergence of "green" approaches to providing reintegration assistance, including project types implemented to date, common challenges, and strategies for building a stronger case for climate-responsive reintegration programming.

Policy Briefs
June 2023

When migrants return to their countries of origin, their reintegration is often most successful in communities that are welcoming, have functional public services, and where livelihood opportunities are available. In recognition of these facts, there has been a growing push to connect reintegration assistance programs with efforts to support local development. This issue brief explores common approaches to building such links.

Reports
November 2022

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) have emerged as major players in responding to climate change, investing in sustainable infrastructure and climate resilience. But while many MDBs have shown interest in projects with positive impacts for climate migrants and host communities, they sometimes struggle to maximize these effects. This report examines MDBs’ role in responding to climate-related migration and displacement to date and opportunities to scale up their work.

Policy Briefs
June 2022

Although European programs to support returning migrants’ reintegration into the communities where they settle have expanded and improved in recent years, returning—at times after years away—is never easy. This policy brief looks at how reintegration programs can adapt the assistance they provide to the local context and connect returnees with longer-term support through referrals, and what it takes to make these referrals successful.