Migration and development are two complex and interrelated issues. While migration is frequently caused by underdevelopment, it may also present a vehicle to foster development and a means of escape from poverty.
Thousands of African nationals leave their home country each year to pursue better economic prospects within or outside Africa, depriving the continent of its vital human resources.
The research presented in this volume was directed by Nina Nyberg Sorensen and is based on case studies from around the world to examine how migration influences development.
Migration and Development: Within and Across Borders, is the outcome of an expert meeting organized jointly by the Social Science Resarch Council (SSRC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Centre on Migration Policy and Soci
Over the past ten years IOM’s experience in accompanying governments through programmes, initiatives, studies and numerous conferences concerning Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) and similar initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific have demonstrated that
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) published the “Inventory of Institutional Capacities and Practices” of the joint ICMPD-IOM project “Linking Emigrant Communities for More Development”, funded by France, Italy,
Maximizing the positive relationship between migration and development has long been a strategic focus in IOM’s operational work.
This Handbook, initiated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and further developed with the contributions of the Global Migration Group (GMG), is the result of a collaborative and fruitful cooperation between the 16 GMG agencies.