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The Migration-Development Nexus

Evidence and Policy Options

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This paper presents an overview of current thinking and available evidence on the migration development nexus and includes an assessment of the intended and unintended consequences of development interventions and the role of humanitarian aid in migrant producing areas. Four critical issues are analyzed: poverty and migration; conflicts, refugees, and migration; migrants as a development resource; aid and migration.

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Conclusions

This state-of-the-art overview has shown that current thinking is still tentative and available evidence is sketchy in many areas regarding the links between migration and development. As a starting-point for the work on policy options (in a subsequent paper), the study offers four conclusions.

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