Neli Esipova

Neli Esipova


Neli Esipova

"Gallup World Poll Migrant Acceptance Index"

"In 2016, Gallup deployed a Migrant Acceptance Index through its World Poll that is designed to gauge people’s acceptance of migrants based on increasing degrees of personal proximity: immigrants living in their country, immigrants as their neighbors and immigrants marrying one of their close relatives. The percentages varied a great deal across more than 130 countries. The percentage saying all three are “good things” ranged from a high of 86% (Iceland) to a low of 2% (Hungary). And the percentage saying all three are “bad things” ranged from a high of 59% (Hungary) to a low of 31% (Burkina Faso)."

Neli Esipova is the Director of Research for Global Migration and Regional Director for Gallup’s World Poll for 29 Eastern European and former Soviet states. Esipova leads Gallup’s research on global migration and global women’s studies, and has managed more than 250 studies on various topics in Europe and Asia. She frequently shares insights from her research with international audiences and has presented at numerous well-being, gender, migration, positive psychology and leadership conferences.

Esipova offers her clients extensive knowledge of former Soviet Union countries and migration, gender and experience in survey methodology. She has consulted with The World Economic Forum on survey implementation. Her clients have included the World Bank, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of International and Refugee Health, the Internal Revenue Service, TNK-BP, IRS and the Belgian Contact Point of the European Migration Network.

Esipova is the coauthor of more than 100 published articles. As Director of Global Migration Research, Neli has been published in Migration Letters, the IOM migration research series, and she led the team that wrote the main chapter of IOM 2013 annual World Migration Report and IOM-Gallup report, How the World Views Migration, in 2015. She also led the team that wrote the 2017 ILO-Gallup report, Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men.”

Neli Esipova, Gallup
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