Morocco’s fieldwork: an insight

We are happy to announce that we have completed our fieldwork in Morocco! This is the third and last case of our study, in which we were able to conduct a survey with both migrant and non-migrant households. This time, we included four survey experiments, on the themes of corruption, vote-buying and the dynamics of financial and social remittances.

Here are some key figures from our study:

📋1909 interviews in total, 1047 men and 860 women

👥10,06% of the respondents have return migrants in their immediate family

🌎31,59% of the respondents have international migrants in their immediate family

The survey took place in the region of Béni Mellal-Khenifra, in the provinces of Béni-Mellal, Fquih Ben Salah and Khourigba. It was conducted by the survey company Global for Survey and Consulting (GSC), in close collaboration with the MIGRADEMO team, in particular Ahmed Kadiri, Stefano Camatarri, Francisco Ferraioli, Catarina Mota, and Eva Østergaard-Nielsen. We would also like to thank the support of Frances Loustau-Williams, from Al Akhawayn University, during this process.

Besides, as part of the qualitative approach of this project, we conducted several in-depth interviews in the region, both with returned migrants and non-migrant individuals. The total of interviews came to 48: 32 interviews were done with men, and 16 with women; 23 of the interviewees were returned migrants and 24 with non-migrant respondents. We also conducted interviews with local civil-society organizations and members of Parliament. The interviews were undertaken by Ahmed Kadiri and Hanane el Baraka, and then analysed by the MIGRADEMO team, by Gülce Şafak Özdemir, Fabiana Pineda, and Roberta Aricò.

GSC team members in one of the communes of Béni Mellal-Khenifra. On the wall behind them, it reads “Migration is an idea, and ideas never die”.
GSC team members with Ahmed Kadiri, on one of the first days of interviews.
Member of the GSC conducting an interview at a doorstep.
The GSC team on the road.