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South-South Migration and Development: What Role for Social Policy and Regional Governance?

  • Project from: 2012 to 2014


Over half the migrants from the South move to countries in the South, a fact neglected by research, which tends to focus on South-North migration. This project focuses on the role and challenges for social policy and poverty reduction strategies in contexts of South-South migration. It explores how migration and related policies affect social development, poverty, migrants’ social rights and well-being.

It looks particularly at the role of regions, and multiple actors such as governments, regional and international organizations and civil society, in the governance of migration between developing countries.

This is the second phase of Social Policy and Migration in Developing Countries, which took place from 2007-2010.

Activities

Related outputs

Hujo, Katja (2013): Linking social policy, migration, and development in a regional context: The case of sub-Saharan Africa, in Regions and Cohesion, Vol. 3, Issue 3 (Special Issue: Regions without borders? Regional governance, migration, and social protection in Africa and Europe), 30-55.

Hujo, Katja. (2013). Some Migrants Ignored. Letter in response to the article ‘Does migration change life for the better for people from poor countries?’, in The Guardian, 25 October 2013.

Hujo, Katja. (2013). Response to featured Q&A on ‘What Factors Are Driving Migration Trends in the Region?’, in Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor, 27 September 2013.

This project is being developed and funding is being sought. For further information, contact Katja Hujo at hujo@unrisd.org.