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 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.

Download our programme leaflet


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.




Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Dhaka Bangladesh

The Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) in Bangladesh is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. The role has been created to operationalise a new 5 year research project, “Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation” (DECCMA). It is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). More details:  Post Doctoral Fellowship at RMMRU [PDF 76.95KB]

Migrating out of Poverty Bangladesh Country Briefing note

Read the summary of our current and planned work in Bangladesh, led by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit – RMMRU.

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

Migrating out of Poverty RPC Newsletter

To receive newsletters and information, send an email to: rpcnewsletter@sussex.ac.uk

or visit the Internal Migration Eye newsletter page

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