Senior Policy Analyst
Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute and a Regional Research Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) based in Bangkok, focusing on Asia-Pacific policy. Her areas of expertise include temporary and circular migration, particularly between Asia and the Middle East; diaspora policy; and the migration-development nexus.
Her most recent publications include Labor Migration from the Colombo Process Countries; Migration's Middlemen: Regulating Recruitment Agencies in the Philippines-UAE Corridor; Closing the Distance: How Governments Strengthen Ties with their Diasporas; and Guiding the Invisible Hand: Making Migration Intermediaries Work for Development.
Before joining MPI and IOM, Ms. Agunias was an Edward Weintal Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in Washington, DC and a factory worker and part-time domestic worker in Reykjavik, Iceland.
She holds a master’s degree in foreign service with honors from Georgetown University, where she concentrated in international development, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines.
Migration & Development
Temporary Labor Migration
- Phone number
| (202) 266-1910
- Economic sectors
Occupations in services - Domestic work and Other
- Geographical focuses
United States and Regional relevance
English and Tagalog