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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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Challenges to aid: Coherence and selectivity

Underlying international thinking on aid and migration has been the question of the effectiveness of aid in reducing migration and refugee flows, by: generating local development; preventing and resolving local conflicts; and retaining refugees in neighbouring areas/first countries of asylum. The migration-development nexus poses three challenges to the present international aid system.

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