Migrating out of Poverty

Exploring the links between migration and poverty through research, capacity building and policy engagement

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Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium focuses on the relationship between internal and regional migration and poverty in Africa and Asia. It is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development and coordinated out of the University of Sussex.

Our main goal

The goal of Migrating out of Poverty 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, Migrating out of Poverty is working to produce research which sheds light on the circumstances in which migration can most effectively reduce poverty.

Migrating out of Poverty new programme leaflet
Programme leaflet

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

Download our programme leaflet

  • Migrating out of Poverty:
    From Evidence to Policy conference

    We had an International Conference in London on 28-29 March 2017. Read our newly published conference report for a paper by paper break down. Check the conference pages for updates and info on what went on. Papers and presentations are available…

    Michael Clemens and Julia O'Connell Davidson were our keynote speakers.

  • Our International Gender conference in 2015

    In July 2015 we had a three day international conference on Gender and Migration. Check out what went on:

    Gendered Dimensions of Migration: Material and Social Outcomes of South-South Migration

    View our Policy Dialogue Highlights Film from Day three

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