Migration, rural development, poverty and food security: a comparative perspective, by Thomas Lacroix, 2011
The Commonwealth Foundation, in collaboration with the Ramphal Commission on Migration and Development and in consultation with other bodies, such as the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Oxford Department of International Development, and the International Migration Institute, is developing strategies to maximize the benefits of cross-border migration for the pro-poor development of Commonwealth states. The Food and Agriculture Organization, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Foundation and the Ramphal Commission, is initiating country case studies. This report is based on a comparison between seven country studies (India, Jamaica, Kenya, Sri Lanka, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga and Jamaica). The report asks in what ways and to what extent can migration be an instrument to combat rural underdevelopment, poverty and food insecurity in rural areas?
People on the Move: Managing Migration in Today's Commonwealth, First Report for the Ramphal Commission on Migration and Development by Alan Gamlen, 2010
This report proposes that the Commonwealth should “re-connect” over the issue of migration, by implementing four key recommendations: 1) Build migration management capacity in Commonwealth member states and institutions, by training migration officials and improving migration data; 2) Streamline migration policies by simplifying regulations around mobility, mitigating brain drain, promoting brain circulation, and managing low-skilled labour migration; 3) Help migrants to share their successes with their origin and destination communities by facilitating remittances and engaging diasporas; and 4) Enhance international cooperation over migration by cooperating to protect migrants’ rights, establishing a Commonwealth Consultative Process on migration, and boosting Commonwealth participation in wider global migration governance forums.
Building Bonds for Migration and Development: Diaspora Engagement Policies of Ghana, India and Serbia, Discussion Paper for GTZ by Simona Vezzoli with Thomas Lacroix, 2010
Migration, Développement, Codéveloppement : quels acteurs pour quels discours ? (French version only), Institut Panos Paris, Author: Thomas Lacroix, March 2009
Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South, Authors: Stephen Castles and Raúl Delgado Wise, Published by the International Organization for Migration, 2007. More information and details on how to order.; Spanish version.
Irregular Migration from West Africa to the Maghreb and the European Union, IMI Research Report, Author: Hein de Haas, October 2007; version française
International Migration and National Development: Viewpoints and Policy Initiatives in Countries of Origin - The Case of Nigeria, Report for research group Migration and Development (Radboud University), financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, Author: Hein de Haas, December 2006
Engaging Diasporas, A study for Oxfam Novib, Author: Hein de Haas, June 2006