The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium was a ten-year, multidisciplinary, multi-country, research and uptake partnership. The goal of Migrating out of Poverty was to maximise the poverty reducing and developmental impacts of migration and minimise the costs and risks of migration for the poor. This included generating new knowledge related to migration and poverty; creating new datasets and publications; engaging policymakers with key research outcomes on migration and poverty linkages. The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), in order to focus on the relationship between regional migration, internal migration and poverty in Africa and Asia.

We are proud of the contribution of consortium partners to policy debates and practice on internal, regional, and international migration, as well as debates related to refugees, human trafficking, and modern slavery. The evidence generated by the programme has been instrumental in informing the design of a number of key government policies and decisions.

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  • Migration in Gender and Generation Highights - Ethiopia 

    Tesfaye, Alemu (OSSREA, 2019)
    This Infographic is based on a research project on Migration in Gender and Generations in Ethiopia done by the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium and Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern ...
  • Stories from the Southern Route 

    Deshingkar, Priya; Tufa, Fekadu Adugna; Royaards, Tjeerd; Maddo, (Migrating out of Poverty, 2019)
    Between 17,000 and 20,000 Ethiopian men travel to the Republic of South Africa every year, mainly from Hadya and Kambatta via Moyale. Ethiopia has been a focus country for EU directives and IOM action plans to control ...
  • Income and Remittances Survey Highlights in Ethiopia 

    Tesfaye, Alemu (OSSREA, 2019)
    This Infographic is based on a research project on Income and Remittances in Ethiopia done by the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium and Organisationfor Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA).
  • Facilitation of Overland Journey to Sudan from Ethiopia 

    Tesfaye, Alemu (OSSREA, 2019)
    This Infographic is based on a research project on Migration in Gender and Generations in Ethiopia done by the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium and Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern ...
  • Voices of Migrants and Those Closest to Them 

    Thorsen, Dorte; Hawkins, Kate (University of Sussex, 2017)
    As the movement of people - and its benefits and challenges - is ever more in the public eye, migration is a topic which is increasingly at the forefront of the minds of policy makers and those implementing social policy. ...
  • Income and Remittances Survey Details in Ethiopia 

    Tesfaye, Alemu (OSSREA, 2019)
    This Infographic is based on a research project on Migration in Gender and Generations in Ethiopia done by the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium and Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern ...
  • Voice of Undocumented Thai Migrants 

    Nurick, Robert; Hak, Sochanny; Streeten, Nicola (University of Sussex, 2017)
  • Voice of Undocumented Migrants (Khmer version) 

    Nurick, Robert; Hak, Sochanny; Streeten, Nicola (University of Sussex, 2017)
  • Migrants & Smugglers 

    Deshingkar, Priya; Gueye, Doudou; Royaards, Tjeerd; Maddo, (Migrating out of Poverty, 2019)
    This comic is based on research done in the Casamance area of Senegal, conducted by Doudou Crueye, of the University of .Assane Seek, Ziguinchor, Senegal in collaboration with Priya Deshingkar, of the University of Sussex, ...
  • Precarious Migration. Voice of Undocumented Cambodian Migrants 

    Nurick, Robert; Hak, Sochanny; Streeten, Nicola (University of Sussex, 2016)
    In May 2014 the Thai military initiated a coup and ousted the civilian government. In June that year, the new government issued a statement warning all undocumented migrants that they should leave the country ...
  • Migration Financing Ethiopia 

    Tesfaye, Alemu (OSSREA YouTube, 2019)
    This is a short video showing how migrants financed their recent migration. It is extracted from a research study conducted in Ethiopia in 2016. Does migration improve living standards of Migrant-Sending Households? Evidence ...
  • Major Routes of Migration from Ethiopia 

    Tesfaye, Alemu (OSSREA YouTube, 2019)
    This short animation gives a sense of the routes people are taking to migrate out of Ethiopia.
  • Chapter 5: Repoliticizing international migration narratives? Critical reflections on the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 

    Wee, Kellynn; Vanyoro, Kudakwashe P.; Zaheera Jinnah (Routledge, 2019)
    Book chapter. Chapter 5, in Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance, 1st Edition. Edited by Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Branka Likic-Brboric, Raúl Delgado Wise, Gülay Toksöz.
  • Gone Home 

    Ng Yiqin; Wong, Bernice; Baey, Grace (ARI, 2016)
    Vimeo: Gone Home features two return migrants living in Munshiganj, Bangladesh, who worked in Singapore as construction workers in the late 1990s. They migrated with hopes of securing a better future for their families, ...
  • Small Town, Big Dreams 

    Wong, Bernice; Kim, Whye Kee; Khoo, Choon Yen (ARI, 2016)
    Vimeo: Small Town, Big Dreams focuses on the impact of parental migration on young people's aspirations in Ponorogo, Indonesia. Miko and Nisa are children of overseas labour migrants. Miko majors in business administration ...
  • Ceria 

    Ng Yiqin; Wong, Bernice; Baey, Grace (ARI, 2015)
    Vimeo: Ristani Ningrum spent years in Singapore as a domestic worker, one of over 200,000 women from the Southeast Asian region who migrate to Singapore to work. Part of her job involved reading to her employer's son. ...
  • Parental Migration and the Educational Enrolment of Left-Behind Children: Evidence From Rural Ponorogo, Indonesia 

    Arlini, Silvia Mila; Yeoh, Brenda S.A.; Khoo, Choon Yen; Graham, Elspeth (Taylor & Francis - Asian Population Studies, 2019-05-20)
    This paper examines the effects of parental migration on children's educational enrolment following the recent reforms in Indonesian educational policy. We find that, in general, parental migration has a positive impact ...
  • The Globalisation of Trafficking and its Impact on the South African Counter-Trafficking Legislation 

    Palmary, Ingrid; de Gruchy, Thea (Sage - Critical Social Policy, 2019-03-01)
    This article was prompted by emerging and highly politicised debates in South Africa over the role of 'foreign influence' in policy-making. Whilst popular debates on this issue are often over simplified, it nevertheless ...
  • Measuring Municipal Capacity to Respond to Mobility 

    Blaser Mapitsa, Caitlin; Landau, Loren (Sage - Open, 2019-02-14)
    Mobility and urbanization are shaping cities in Southern Africa. Peri-urban areas in particular are transforming at such a pace that municipalities are struggling to keep up with the changes. Local government is trying to ...

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