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.
Carlos Vargas-Silva (Oxford PI)
University of Maastricht
Overseas Development Institute
Danube University Krems
University of Ghana
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Articles and papers
Disentangling the migration-development nexus using QCA. By Mathias Czaika & Marie Godin (2022), Migration and Development.
Comparative experiences of third-country cooperation. By Elaine Lebon-McGregor, Marie Godin, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, Julia Schweers, Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn, Niels Ike (2022).
Internal (in)coherence in European migration policies. By Marie Godin, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, Elaine Lebon-McGregor, Julia Schweers, Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2021).
Migration policy research in the times of the pandemic. By Carlos Vargas-Silva (2020).
MIGNEX case study briefs
Migration and development dynamics in New Takoradi, Ghana. By Marie Godin, Leander Kandilige, and Hannah Murray – Published on 13 July 2022.
Migration and development dynamics in Golf City, Ghana. By Marie Godin, Leander Kandilige, Hannah Murray – Published on 29 April 2022.
Migration and development dynamics in Gbane, Ghana. By Marie Godin, Leander Kandilige, Hannah Murray – Published on 20 April 2022.
MIGNEX handbook chapter
Country-level policy review, MIGNEX Handbook. Chapter 9 (v1). By Marie Godin and Carlos Vargas-Silva (2020), Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo.