Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus (MIGNEX) 2018 - 2023


MIGNEX aims to forge new connections between two policy fields: how migration is regulated, and how migration and development affect each other. Such connections are essential for developing a more effective, coherent and sustainable approach to the challenges and opportunities that migration brings. One innovative aspect of the project is the approach to ‘development’. Instead of seeing it as a generic process towards higher standards of living, the team will examine the specific ways in which development unfolds in particular settings. Such a perspective creates new opportunities for understanding the causes and consequences of migration. This research will be carried out in 25 communities across ten countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The team will also examine the role of national and European policies.

The research consortium is coordinated by Jørgen Carling in PRIO, Norway.

Principal Investigator

Carlos Vargas-Silva (Oxford PI)


Marie Godin


European Commission

Professionals' Advisory Group

University of Maastricht
Koç University
Overseas Development Institute
Danube University Krems
University of Ghana
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Samuel Hall