Development Research Centre DRC – Migration, Globalization and Poverty

The Development Research Centre DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty was established in June 2003, in recognition of the complex relationship between migration and poverty. The DRC examines migration flows in which poor people themselves are most represented and how migration impacts variously on their livelihoods, rights and levels of social protection.

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About the DRC: Introduction: Attitudes to migration are shifting. Seen in the past as a failure of development, there is increasing recognition that in certain circumstances, migration can contribute to development and the alleviation of poverty. However, it also involves risks and costs which may be borne disproportionately by poor people, and it may widen inequality > Conceptual Background to the DRC.

The DRC’s purpose: The Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty aims “to promote new policy approaches that will help to maximize the potential benefits of migration for poor people, whilst minimizing its risks and costs”. It undertakes a programme of research, capacity-building, training and promotion of dialogue to provide the strong evidential and conceptual base needed for such new policy approaches. This knowledge base is also being shared directly with poor migrants, contributing both directly and indirectly to the elimination of poverty.
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