This policy brief presents the main observations from the study-tour on migration and development, organised in Zacatecas, Mexico in March 2009. The event centred on a comparison of the forces driving migration and the development impacts of migration between the Mexico-US and Morocco-EU migration systems. This comparison generated new insights for the migration and development debate, including the expected role of migrants and their associations and the position taken by governments in origin and destination countries. This policy brief presents the main discussion points and concludes with suggestions for improving policies and furthering migration research.
International Migration Institute