RPC Migrating out of Poverty
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.
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.
This new book by Bridget Anderson examines the construction of differences between the migrant and citizen, asks when and why these differences matter, and what their consequences are.
Migrating out of Poverty is looking for an enthusiastic intern to support the Southeast Asia research programme. The position is based at the Asia Research Institute in the National University of Singapore, starting in September 2013 for a consecutive period of 3 months.
"Many Bangladeshi migrants find themselves in situations close to slavery. They can't get legal status and often they don't have the means to come back home," says Selim Reza of the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), cited in a new Poverty Matters blog.