Migration and Development
Migration is a complex interaction between countries of origin and destination. It has fundamental implications for social, cultural and economic change.
We are carrying out extensive research on the many facets of the migration–development nexus. The focus is on understanding the structural and policy factors that explain why migration has more positive development outcomes in some places, and more negative outcomes in others.
IMI facilitates a dialogue between countries in the global South, and encourages the adoption of comparative research perspectives on migration and development. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders including migration scholars and experts, civil society, government and migrants.
IMI is part of 'Migrating Out of Poverty', a major new programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) based at the University of Sussex. Oliver Bakewell has contributed to its first working paper, 'Drivers of Migration'.
Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration (2012-2014)
This project aims to improve understanding of the drivers and dynamics of high‐skilled migration, and in particular the role of policy in this type of migration. A key focus is on the mobility of students and academics within the global South and North, including increasing migration to developing countries. Read more...
Global Migration Futures (2009–2013)
This project assesses future global migration trends and their effects on European receiving countries and sending countries mainly located in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This is done through elaborating scenarios, as an innovative research methodology, taking account of likely future social, economic, political, demographic and environmental change in various world regions. Read more about the Global Migration Futures project...