This report from the Center for American Progress examines the interactions of climate change, environmental degradation, migration, and conflict in the Amazon.
In this report from the Royal United Services Institute, Elizabeth Deheza and Jorge Mora have developed a comprehensive econometric model to determine the likely outcomes of climate-induced migration in Mexico
In this paper from International Alert, Lucy Haldaway and Hen Wilkinson aim to deepen understanding of diaspora communities in the UK and to improve partnerships between the diaspora and policymakers on peacebuilding and development policy and practice. It explores how the experience of diasporas in the UK is affected by conflict in their countries of origin, the nature of their continuing connections with these countries, and their perceptions and mobilisation around international engagement on development and peacebuilding processes. The report is based on the outcomes of focus group discussions and interviews with members of the Congolese, Pakistani, Somali and Sri Lankan Tamil diasporas together with interviews with desk officers in the EU and UK governments.
Migration as a Tool for Disaster Recovery: A Case Study on U.S. Policy Options for Post-Earthquake Haiti
Allowing victims of natural disaster to migrate can play a critical role in the recovery of the affected country, but the United States has no system that allows for this type of assistance. Victims of natural disasters do not qualify as refugees under U.S. or international law, and migration policies toward those fleeing disasters are haphazard and tightly constrained. This paper explores the legal means by which this could change to make migration an inexpensive tool among many for post-disaster assistance.
The Africa Migration Project was undertaken jointly by the African Development Bank and the World Bank to improve our understanding of migration and remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa, including their magnitude, causes, and impacts on poverty reduction, with a view to generating informed policy recommendations.
This paper examines some of the foundations for sound remittances-related policy, drawing on insights from social scientific research on the dynamics of migration and transnational practices.
This WIDER Policy Brief examines issues such as liberalizing migration policies; protecting refugees in regions of origin; addressing the root causes of migration and refugee flows; influencing perceptions of the costs and benefits of migration; and developing international migration management.
This Policy Brief summarizes and examines the various channels and transmission mechanisms, such as greater openness to trade and foreign investment, economic growth, effects on income distribution, technology transfer and labour migration, through which the process of globalization affects different dimensions of poverty in the developing world.
This study documents the nature of individual selection into conflict-induced displacement and the effects of displacement on labor market outcomes for Bosnians in post-war BiH.
his paper is prepared as part of the multi-donor Operationalising Pro-Poor Growth study, which is focusing on aiming to provide advice to governments on how to facilitate the involvement of poor people in the growth process. This looks at the case of Ghana.