Systems that support and protect migrants could help strengthen resilience both for individual migrants and the households they support.
Migration is a common adaptive strategy for managing seasonal hunger for millions of people every year. Although potentially quite risky, migration can also allow people to diversify their income by working in different sectors with different exposure to risk, and taking advantage of seasonal agricultural production cycles. Remittances sent home by migrants form an important source of resilience for many households. Systems that support and protect migrants could help strengthen resilience both for individual migrants and the households they support.
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Planning for Productive Migration in Niger: A Pilot Program
15 Feb 2024 - USAID , Mercy Corps , Stanford University Immigration Policy Lab
This pilot program in Niger aims to facilitate safe, productive cross-border migration as a livelihoods resilience strategy.
World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees and Societies
30 Jan 2024 - World Bank Group
From the World Bank Group, this report proposes a framework to best manage the economic, societal and human impacts of migration.
Managing Agricultural Risk through Remittances: The Case of Senegal
29 Jan 2024 - Financing Facility for Remittances , Platform for Agricultural Risk Management , International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Remittances are a significant tool to reduce the impact of agricultural risks. Learn more about the role they play in this report for the Government of Senegal.
Harnessing the Development Potential of Labor Migration
29 Jan 2024 - Mercy Corps , Beza Tesfaye , Jeeyon Kim , Natalia Cañas
Migration has transformative potential for international development but is often overlooked or portrayed as a challenge. Learn why this bias exists and consider recommendations for change.