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.

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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.

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

Migrating out of Poverty RPC Newsletter

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DFID funded consortium researching internal+ regional #migration in relation to poverty in Africa+ Asia. Building capacity. Improving policy. Sharing knowledge.

Why were homes of #Ghana slum dwellers bulldozed last month? Mariama Awumbila & Priya Deshingkar discuss: ow.ly/Q0eVE

@Collins_399 @cms_mop looks at how #migration is changing #gender roles in #ghana in his new blog: ow.ly/Q0gjs

Read Alex Ma's overview of the Migrating out of Poverty #GenderMigrates conference at ow.ly/Q7MdH

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