Migration and development: Encounters and disconnects

Jonathan Fox

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Migration and development are clearly linked. However, specifying the nature of those linkages is not at all easy because some "disconnects" are apparent. First, most practitioners and analysts working on issues of migration and development still have remarkably little to do with each other. Second, framing migration and development issues through the lens of remittance flows has concentrated on how financial institutions can capture the funds. Today, creative practitioners and analysts are starting to address the longstanding disconnect between migration and development agendas. One organization, the Inter-American Foundation, is well-positioned to contribute to this incipient momentum by supporting capacity-building, field-testing and learning about those grassroots initiatives that take migration into account.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationGrassroots Development
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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