The UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), together with the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), will organise the two-day WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility. The conference will take place on 5–6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.
Migration and mobility are key facets of our increasingly globalised world, posing challenges but also offering opportunities. For migrants, this may include economic and social mobility, as well as improved physical security and an escape from conflict, violence, and persecution. While the impact of migration on both host and sending countries is a topic of considerable political debate, there is also ample research showing the benefits in terms of labour market outcomes, economic growth, as well as diversity and innovation.
This conference explores the relationship between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session.
For more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-WIDER website.