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Migrant remittances to developing countries
C. Sander / Bannock Consulting 2003
This study offers an introduction to remittances and their developmental contributions, with a particular focus on issues related to financial services. It looks at remittance flows, channels and transaction costs, related regulations...
How can regulation boost remittance flows to Africa?
C. Sander; S.M. Maimbo / World Bank in Africa 2003
This paper presents a preliminary analysis of migrant remittances in Africa based on a review of widely dispersed data and documentation. Its purpose is to stimulate and inform discussions of the role remittances play in African econo...
Economic consequences of emigration for the home country
B. Ramamurthy / SIDA Studies 2003
This report provides an overview of the effects of emigration on home countries to understand the dynamics of emigration with respect to the labour-source countries. It provides general information on immigration trends and specifical...
SADC countries can benefit from services liberalization
K. M Kennedy / World Bank 2003
This paper argues that for trade liberalization in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region to have any meaning it is important that services liberalization keep pace with trade liberalization. It identifies key issues ...
Remittances are an important source of finance for Latin America
R. Suro 2003
According to IADB, total remittances are due to surpass foreign direct investment as a source of capital for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2003. The total aggregate of remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean during this de...
Migration in Vietnam: driven by the state or the market?
Heather Xiaoquan Zhang; P. Mick Kelly; Catherine Locke / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Are migration studies premised on a false ideological bias? Is the operation of a free market the engine of migration? What have we learned about the linkages between migration and development? How do individual and family livelihood ...
What are the causes of rural to urban migration in China?
Z. Zhao / China Center for Economic Research, Beijing 2003
While rural to urban migration has been a major feature of the development process in most developing countries, China has experienced this trend mainly since the economic reforms in 1978. Prior to the reforms, migration was limited a...
Protecting the rights of migrant labourers in Asia
P. Wickramasekera / International Labour Organization 2001
In this paper the author examines the trends and issues in Asian labour migration and challenges faced by countries and the trade union movement in the protection of migrant workers. The author first discusses problems with cur...
Migration and the 'brain drain': an analysis of the policy issues
D. Ellerman / World Bank 2003
This paper reports on a survey and analysis of migration issues and the related development policies for the sending countries. North-north migration (between industrial countries), south-south migration (between or within deve...
Investing the causes behind skilled migration in Zimbabwe
D. S. Tevera; J. Crush / Southern African Migration Project 2003
The brain drain has been labelled as one of the greatest development challenges facing African countries, and in Zimbabwe all the signs point to the existence of a growing exodus of skilled workers from the country. So what are the tr...
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Victims of progress: resettling people displaced by development
David Turton; Chris de Wet / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Infrastructure development projects annually displace over ten million people. Dams, mines, urban renewal projects, water and sewage pipelines, roads and railways all lead to the loss of residence and livelihoods. Do the resettlement ...
Displaced priorities? The Three Gorges resettlement programme
Shawn Steil; Duan Yuefang / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
The Three Gorges Project on China’s Yangtze River is as controversial as it is massive. The largest development-induced displacement project in the world, it will see the resettlement of 1.2 million people by 2009. What recent p...
Rights for the world's evicted. Are development projects harming people they're meant to help?
Theodore E. Downing / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
In the current decade, 10 million people a year have been displaced (forced to move) by development projects intended to improve their lives. The evidence is clear that such displacement, caused by large-scale dam, infrastructure and ...
Palestinian livelihoods in Egypt
Oroub Al Abed / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Palestinians, numbering over eight million around the world, are known among other diaspora communities for their ability to sustain their livelihoods. Palestinians in Egypt are currently employed in a wide range of professions, among...
Dynamics of North East to South East migration (and vice versa) in Brazil
N.M. Fiess; D. Verner / World Bank 2003
This paper bases its arguments around the dynamics of Migration in Brazil, which historically, has been a mechanism for adjustment to disequilibria. The authors profiles migrants from the North East and South East of Brazil, and draws...
How pervasive is the brain drain from labour-exporting countries?
R.H. Adams / World Bank 2003
This paper constructs a new data set of 24 large, labour-exporting countries using estimates of migration and educational attainment based on United States and OECD records. The paper uses this new data set to provide some pers...
Rural -urban linkages and poverty in Africa
C. Tacoli / International Institute for Environment and Development 2002
This paper argues that trends in flows of people, goods, money and information, and patterns of occupational diversification reflect a dynamic process of economic, social and cultural transformation in Sub Saharan Africa which needs t...
Population mobility and HIV/AIDS in Indonesia
G. Hugo / UNDP South East Asia HIV and Development 2001
The aim of this study is to use existing information to provide a comprehensive picture of the levels, patterns, composition and trends of the various types of contemporary population mobility occurring within Indonesia, as well as fr...
Sustainble livelihoods: the importance of flexible credit for new small enterprises
R. Chambers; G. Conway / Institute of Development Studies UK 1991
Working on the premise that in the 21st century there may be two or three times the human population than at the time of writing, this paper explores the concept of sustainable livelihoods. The analysis points to priorities for policy...
How to enhance the positive aspects of skilled migration
B. Lowell Lindsay; Allan M. Findlay / International Labour Organization 2001
This report of a research project, commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Department for International Development (DFID) UK, is concerned with the impact of highly skilled emigration on developing countries a...
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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
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...
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