The focus of Migrating out of Poverty RPC research is on understanding the relationship between migration and poverty and the factors that mediate it. Migrating out of Poverty takes the long term view by using micro-surveys, qualitative research and panel data analysis to explore the sequence of life events and livelihood strategies that can lead to downward slides into poverty as well as an escape from it.
Research is organised into six research themes which seek to understand the circumstances in which migration can help poor people move out of poverty.
A research stream that explores the circumstances in which migration can help poor people move out of poverty.
Research which explores how migration affects poor women and girls.
A research strand that seeks to understand under what circumstances urbanisation and rural-urban migration leads to longer-term reductions in poverty.
Work to improve data on internal migration and poverty and provide critical resources for migration researchers globally.
A research strand evaluating which policies have worked and which have not in maximising the developmental impact of migration.
A research stream that looks at migration as an adaptation strategy for poor rural populations facing climate stresses.
The RPC’s regional research is driven by partners to respond to the need for research-based evidence in on-going regional and national policy discussions.