The Commonwealth Foundation, in collaboration with the Ramphal Commission on Migration and Development and in consultation with other bodies, such as the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Oxford Department of International Development, and the International Migration Institute, is developing strategies to maximize the benefits of cross-border migration for the pro-poor development of Commonwealth states. The Food and Agriculture Organization, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Foundation and the Ramphal Commission, is initiating country case studies. This report is based on a comparison between seven country studies (India, Jamaica, Kenya, Sri Lanka, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga and Jamaica). The report asks in what ways and to what extent can migration be an instrument to combat rural underdevelopment, poverty and food insecurity in rural areas?
International Migration Institute