COMPAS research design, aims and outputs have has always prioritised engagement with and relevance to wide and appropriate audiences beyond academia.

In recent years, COMPAS has established two major initiatives maximising this expertise and research impact:

1. The Migration Observatory – informing debates on international migration and public policy


2. The Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity – bringing academic research to the wider community by building reciprocal working relationships with users of research across the world


Both of these initiatives have established unique programmes of work, utilising research evidence and expertise. They now also provide a valuable resource to the centre’s researchers.