Labour Migration Governance for Rural Development

Key issues and policy options for migration governance for rural development.

Migration provides many poor rural households with a livelihood strategy. However, it can also disrupt local employment, undermine family and community cohesion and engender dangerous and exploitative working conditions. The benefits of migration for employment, economic growth and poverty reduction can be achieved and its costs minimized if regulated properly. Deliberate attention is needed to improve migration governance and to mainstream migration considerations in national development strategies.