The Research and Data Hub (RDH) focuses on research for empirical evidence and provides direct and/ or technical assistance to regional and national programmes for situational analysis on matters pertaining to internal and international migration. Typical research areas include: voluntary migration; internally displaced persons (IDPs); brain drain as well as brain circulation; human security; contribution of diaspora to homeland development and refugees in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) and the rest of SSA.
AMADPOC has successfully conducted several research projects including the first Migration Profile for Kenya in 2015 which has informed the Government of Kenya's approach to migration issues. AMADPOC has also provided content support for the first African Migration Report launched by the African Union Commission and the International Organisation for Migration. AMADPOC continues to contribute to the knowledge production on several migration related issues on Youth, Employment and Migration in Eastern and Southern Africa (YEMESA) with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium as well as evaluating the African Union Migration Policy Framework for Africa among other projects. AMADPOC has worked with several international, regional and national actors including the: