Maximising the benefits of South-South migration for development

Transforming perspectives through action: How migration can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and reduce inequality

Lab debate
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
09:00 to 10:15

The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub is the world’s largest migration research project and the first to examine the relationship between inequality, migration and development processes. This session will cover:

  • How multidimensional inequalities create/constrain opportunities and benefits of South-South migration;
  • How policymakers can use migration to tackle poverty and inequality in the Global South by closing gaps in education and health; tackling prejudice, discrimination and social exclusion; and reducing income inequality;
  • How global organisations and donors can embed migration in development policies and the delivery of Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees; and
  • The importance of shifting migration narratives to create political space for new initiatives.

Organised by


Heaven Crawley
Research Professor
Coventry University
Joseph Teye
University of Ghana
Katja Hujo
Senior Research Coordinator
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Jason Gagnon
Development economist
OECD Development Centre