Migration, Development and Pro-Poor Policy Choices in Asia

(March 2003 - June 2003)

Migration - internal as well as international - has been a crucial factor in the historical experience of development and poverty reduction. The issue needs to receive greater attention in the policy debate. The Department for International Development commissioned a number of country studies in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, and Vietnam) to begin a research and policy dialogue on the migration-poverty linkage. The Collective was commissioned by the Rural Support Programmes Network to prepare the Pakistan country study. The study was a desk-based strategic review of the poverty reduction implications of both internal and international migration in Pakistan. The studies were presented and discussed at a regional conference in Dhaka in June 2003.

Publications and Papers

Haris Gazdar,A Review of Migration Issues in Pakistan. Paper prepared for and presented at the Regional Conference on Migration, Development and Pro-Poor Policy Choices in Asia jointly organized by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Bangladesh, and the Department for International Development, UK, 22-24 June 2003 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Keywords: Migration , Poverty