African Perspectives on Human Mobility
Despite an unprecedented growth in international migration research, little of this has focused on migration from the perspective of developing countries. In particular, there is very limited understanding of migration patterns across large parts of Africa. Read more background on the project...
This project (2008-2011) aimed to explore alternative conceptions of human mobility based on empirical research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria.
A series of, designed and conducted in partnership with African researchers, set out to generate new data, methodologies and conceptual frameworks. The project was also designed to help develop the capacity of African institutions to undertake state-of-the-art migration research.
Case studies and research findings
- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
- Oxford Workshop Report (2008)
- Comparative Report: African Migration Trends (2009)
- Final Synthesis Report (2011)
- Final Synthesis Report (French) (2012)
This project is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of its Initiative on Global Migration and Human Mobility, supporting projects that aim to reshape perceptions of human mobility throughout the world.