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Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy

WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
The WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility, jointly organized with the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), will take place on 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

Migration and mobility are key facets of our increasingly globalized world, posing challenges but also offering opportunities. For migrants, this may include economic and social mobility, as well as improved physical security and an escape from conflict, violence and persecution. While the impact of migration on both host and sending countries is a topic of considerable contemporary political debate, there is also ample research showing the benefits in terms of labour market outcomes, economic growth, as well as diversity and innovation.

This conference explores the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action. 

The conference will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speakers Ingrid Palmary and Hillel Rapoport, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session. Please find the preliminary programme here

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