Migrating out of Poverty RPC

Migrating out of Poverty is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development. It focuses on the relationship between internal and regional migration and poverty and is located in six regions across Asia, Africa and Europe. The RPC is co-ordinated by the University of Sussex.

Migrating out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy 

We are in the process of confirming accepted proposals. 

We had over 200 proposals submitted. If you are not notified immediately, please be patient.

Keep up to date with the International Conference in London, 28-29 March 2017

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We had a 3 day international conference last July on Gender and Migration. Check out what went on:
Gendered Dimensions of Migration: Material and Social Outcomes of South-South Migration 

View now our Policy Dialogue Highlights Film from Day 3

Migrating out of Poverty programme leaflet
Our main goal

The goal of the Migrating out of Poverty RPC is to maximise the poverty reducing and developmental impacts of migration and minimise the costs and risks of migration for poor people.

Although migration does not necessarily lead to such positive outcomes, the Migrating out of Poverty RPC works to produce research which sheds light on the circumstances in which migration can most effectively reduce poverty.

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Migrating out of Poverty new programme leaflet
New Programme Leaflet

The Migrating out of Poverty programme has a new leaflet outlining our aims, the kinds of issues we look at and our work on gender in particular.

Download the new leaflet.





Bus prepares to leave Nandom, Ghana for the journey South. Credit: Andrew McConnell/Panos

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