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Regional integration and migration between low-and-middle-income countries: Regional initiatives need to be strengthened

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  • Schneiderheinze, Claas
  • Dick, Eva
  • Lücke, Matthias
  • Rahim, Afaf
  • Schraven, Benjamin
  • Villa, Matteo

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Regional migration within Africa and other developing regions is vital for the economic development of countries of origin and destination and for the welfare of migrants and their families (as recognized by the Sustainable Development Goal 10.7). Going forward, regional migration will be a crucial tool for countries of origin and destination to adapt to demographic trends and environmental changes. Although regional organizations have invested increasing efforts in the promotion of orderly, safe and regular migration, they have received scant acknowledgment in international policies and processes. Yet, they are the most important and most promising entities to promote more liberal migration regimes. The international community, and G20 countries in particular, should support capacity building for these regional organizations and involve them fully in relevant policy dialogues.

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  • Schneiderheinze, Claas & Dick, Eva & Lücke, Matthias & Rahim, Afaf & Schraven, Benjamin & Villa, Matteo, 2018. "Regional integration and migration between low-and-middle-income countries: Regional initiatives need to be strengthened," Economics Discussion Papers 2018-82, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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    1. Christian Dustmann & Francesco Fasani & Biagio Speciale, 2017. "Illegal Migration and Consumption Behavior of Immigrant Households," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 15(3), pages 654-691.
    2. Nkamleu, Guy Blaise & Fox, Louise, 2006. "Taking Stock of Research on Regional Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa," MPRA Paper 15112, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    international migration governance; regional migration; regional integration; African migration;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F55 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Institutional Arrangements
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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