Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 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.
Please find the programme here.
AboutPapers and presentations - Migration and mobility
Paper submissions for the conference listed based on the programme. Presentations will be uploaded during and after the conference.
AboutPoster presentations - Migration and Mobility
The poster session will be chaired by Wisdom Akpalu and features the following discussants: Emmanuel Ayimpusah, Dede Gafa, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Richard Osei-Bofah, Millicent Otopabea Awuku, Bernice Owusu-Brown, and Johnson Wilson Appiah Kubi. Please...