Jump to content

Items 811 to 820 of 870

Managing migration optimally for the benefit of all
P. Martin / Copenhagen Consensus 2004
Many countries receiving migrants are attempting to manage immigration by discouraging potential migrants through tighter controls and restrictions of benefits. This paper argues that this is not an optimal solution. Rather, the overa...
Migration too complex for pure environment argument
F. Flintan / Engendering Eden, Cork 2001
This paper assesses the relevancy of the concept of 'environmental refugees'. It begins by defining the term and discussing the four main causes of environmental migration: human-induced environmental change en...
Non-contributory pensions – costly luxury or weapon against poverty?
Armando Barrientos / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2004
Although the incidence of old age poverty in developing countries is high and set to increase further there is considerable resistance to establishing non-contributory pension programmes. It is often argued that they are unaffordable,...
Finding correlations between international migration, remittances and poverty reduction
R.H. Adams; J. Page / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2003
This paper examines the impact of international migration and remittances on poverty in a broad cross-section of developing countries. It constructs a new data set on poverty, international migration, and remittances for 74 low- and m...
Online mobilization and publishing for African civil society
S. Niombo / Information Technology and International Cooperation Programme, SSRC 2003
African civil society organizations have begun slowly to appropriate the Internet. Some of them have experienced on line mobilization and publishing. What are the challenges they meet in disseminating information through Internet ? Wh...
Main characteristics of labour migration in Asia
International Organization for Migration 2003
This book explores the new patterns and trends that are emerging in labour migration in Asia, which are affected by not just the labour market, but also national and social circumstances. It presents a compendium of labour migration p...
Compensating the costs of health worker migration for developing countries
B. Stilwell / Human Resources for Health 2003
It is estimated that in 2000 almost 175 million people, or 2.9% of the world's population, were living outside their country of birth. Medical practitioners and nurses represent a small proportion of highly skilled workers who migrate...
What are the causes of migration in Cambodia?
U. Haapala / Mekonginfo 2003
This study looks at migration in Cambodia to understand the interconnections between villagers’ livelihoods, environmental changes and migration, particularly in Tonle Sap. The study examines the reasons behind the migration, rur...
Circulation of skills to turn the brain drain into a win-win situation
P. Wickramasekara / International Migration Branch, ILO 2003
This paper looks at different possible policy responses to the emigration of highly skilled persons from developing countries (the brain drain) with the goal of minimising its adverse effects and promoting the sharing of gains between...
Not giving a damn: private financiers and dam displacement
Jason Stanley / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
During the last fifty years, between 30 and 80 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods through dam construction. In the wake of fiscal crises and changing donor priorities governments are turning to the private sector to ...
Items 811 to 820 of 870

Items 811 to 820 of 846

Emigration and immigration: the South African figures
J-B. Meyer; M. Brown; D. Kaplan / Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 2000
What are the true dimensions of migration and the brain drain in South Africa? The accuracy of the official statistics on the extent of emigration from South Africa, particularly skilled people, has been increasingly questioned by jou...
Circulation or convection? Following the flow of health workers along the hierarchy of wealth
A. Padarath; C. Chamberlain; D. McCoy; A. Ntuli; M. Rowson; R. Loewenson / EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa 2003
Considering the effects of maldistribution and the brain drain are having on the foundation of skilled human resources, how can healthcare systems function adequately and effectively in Southern Africa ? This discussion paper, comissi...
Strategies for survival: the dynamics of livelihood diversity in Mali and Ethiopia
Camilla Toulmin; Rebecca Leonard; Karen Brock; Ngolo Coulibaly; Grace Carswell; Data Dea / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
For rural families everywhere, reliance on income from farming has never been enough. A diverse range of jobs, markets and skills is often the only way to make ends meet. For the poorest, the right to collect wild fruit to trade in lo...
Don't fence them in. Quest for sustainable livelihoods keeps millions on the move
Arjan de Haan / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Why do so many people in developing countries leave their homes and travel long distances to make a living? This puzzle prompted studies recently reported on by researchers at the Poverty Research Unit at the University of Sussex, in ...
Realities of leaving. Why people are moving out of Zambia's troubled South
J. Copestake / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
The nature and causes of migration in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa are still poorly understood. University of Bath researchers surveyed two neighbouring yet contrasting areas of southern Zambia to track where people were moving, a...
Timelines: how rural livelihoods are evolving in Nepal and India
P. Blaikie; D. Seddon / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
How do the ways in which rural people make a living change over time? Ongoing studies by University of East Anglia researchers along with partner organisations in India and Nepal, are tracking the different ways in which rural people ...
On the move: migration, globalisation and sustainable development
Cecilia Tacoli; David Okali / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
By all appearances, migration has stepped up in the past two decades. Is it correct to say that migration is one of the problems of globalisation? What effect does this movement have on local economic growth? Does it contribute to sus...
International migration in policy and practice in South Asia
Francis Watkins / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
International migration from South Asia has grown in importance over the last 50 years, in terms of the number of migrants and the economic impact of this movement. In the past three decades, there have been significant changes in the...
Dispossession and disempowerment: the impact of migrants in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi valley
Vupenya Dzingirai / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Migration studies in southern Africa have looked in detail at the history and politics of movements of people to frontier zones. But have they paid enough attention to the impact on indigenous inhabitants? Are migrants really the agen...
Gendering migration: maternal mobility across the rural-urban divide in Kenya
C.S. Molyneux; V. Mungala-Odera; T. Harpham / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Do policy-makers know enough about the lives of migrant mothers? Do they understand the mobility patterns, rural-urban linkages and household structures of women who combine urban life with strong attachments and visits to rural areas...
Items 811 to 820 of 846

Items 811 to 24 of 24

The Nansen Initiative
State-led consultative process to build consensus on a protection agenda addressing the needs of people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.
United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking
The United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) was established in 2000 with a central focus on trafficking in persons and a mandate to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to trafficking in persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).
Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM)
The CEDEM is an interfaculty centre which aims to carry out theoretical and empirical research in the fields of human migrations, ethnic relations and racism. Among others, the Centre is interested in the relations between migration processes and uneven development. These researches are led in a pluri-disciplinary perspective: political science, sociology, anthropology, international relations, la...
Institute for Human Security
Based at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, the Institute for Human Security is a new university-wide institute, which endeavours to further interdisciplinary research on all aspects related to human security as defined by the United Nations and encourages an ongoing dialogue between academia, development agencies and policy makers.
Research and Advocacy Unit [RAU] (RAU)
The Research and Advocacy Unit [RAU] is an independent, non-governmental organisation. Its Mission is to provide high-quality research for the purposes of relevant and current policy change. RAU is run by a Management Committee composed of experienced researchers and advocacy experts.RAU’s work to date has focused on three major areas that are important in the current crisis in Zimbabwe: Wom...
African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS)
The ACMS is an independent, interdisciplinary and internationally engaged Africa-based centre of excellence for research and teaching that shapes global discourse on human mobility, development and social transformation.
INFOCON aims to promote a better understanding of how Civil Society Organisations representing Transnational Communities can work on preventing and resolving conflicts in Europe and worldwide. Financed by the EU under the Seventh Framework Programme, this three-year research project was launched in April 2008.
December 18
December 18 is a non-profit organisation working for the promotion and protection of the rights of migrants worldwide from 1999. The name of the organization refers to the day when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families”. Today, the 18th of December is also known as Internationa...
The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG)
Te Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) is a multidisciplinary research centre on ageing at NUI Galway. ICSG focuses on research, education and training in the field of social gerontology in Ireland and internationally. There is a specific research focus on rural gerontology, the economics of ageing and on technology and ageing.
Caritas Europa
Caritas Europa brings together 48 organisations that are active in 44 European countries. It is one of the seven regions of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations. Caritas Europa focuses its activities on issues related to poverty and social inequality, migration and asylum within all countries of Europe, humanitari...
Items 811 to 24 of 24