African Perspectives on Human Mobility
Four year programme 2008–2012
Four countres: DRC, Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria
Funded by the MacArthur Foundation
Despite an unprecedented growth in international migration research, little has focused on migration from the perspective of developing countries. Understanding of migration patterns across large parts of Africa is particularly limited.
This project explored alternative conceptions of human mobility based on empirical research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Morocco and Nigeria.
A series of case studies, designed and conducted in partnership with African researchers, set out to generate new data, methodologies and conceptual frameworks. The project was also designed to help develop the capacity of African institutions to undertake state-of-the-art migration research.