The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium officially ended on 31 December 2019, after nearly ten years of migration research in Africa and Asia.
Our social media spaces will continue to exist, and all our publications and data will also be available for reading and investigation on IDS Open Docs and US Figshare (both to be completed soon).
Priya Deshingkar, as Research Director of the consortium, continues at the University of Sussex and welcomes invitations to develop funding bids to continue the work that Migrating out of Poverty has invested in over the past ten years.
Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium was a multidisciplinary, multi-country and research uptake partnership. It focused on the relationship between internal, regional and international migration and poverty in Africa and Asia. It has been funded by UK Aid, from the UK government's Department for International Development, Research and Evidence division. Migrating out of Poverty was coordinated out of the University of Sussex and carried out research with partners in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in their respective regions.
Our main goal
The goal of Migrating out of Poverty is to maximise the poverty reducing and developmental impacts of migration and minimise the costs and risks of migration for poor people by investigating the informal migration industry, the affects of migration on gender and generational relations, and the uses of migration income and remittances.
Although migration does not necessarily lead to such positive outcomes, Migrating out of Poverty has worked to produce research which sheds light on the circumstances in which migration can most effectively reduce poverty.
The Migrating out of Poverty programme leaflet has the kinds of issues we look at and our work on gender in particular.