African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC)

The African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) is an organisation that aims to undertake and streamline policy-oriented research, training and dialogue on internal as well as international forms of voluntary, forced and irregular migration as they affect and are in turn affected by development within the sub-Saharan Africa and in the region's interrelations with the North and the rest of the South. http://www.amadpoc.org/

Library Articles

Migration Urbanisation and Health Challenges in Sub Saharan Africa

"This paper begins by shedding light on the dominant types of internal migration in SSA, and in particular rural-urban migration as reported in previous national censuses; thereafter, it analyses urbanisation in the region, comparing the phenomenon in the four sub-regions of SSA; and finally, it examines health challenges especially in urban areas where communicable diseases are rampant and...

The Biggest Fish in the Sea? Dynamic Kenyan Labour Migration in the East African Community

"This study assesses the Kenyan policy and institutional framework concerning South–South labour migration with particular focus on the East African Community (EAC) countries. It focuses mainly on one particular policy instrument, the East African Community Common Market framework. The research further looks at country-specific policies in relation to the common market framework. The study...

The Kenyan Experience Linking Emigrant Communities for More Development Inventory of Institutional Capacities and Practices

"Kenya is an East African country with a more recent history of emigration. The early emigration patterns of Kenyans began in the late 1950s where migration was primarily for educational purposes for citizens to train overseas and return home to develop the country. A closer study of emigration from Kenya reveals four waves since the mid-20th century: (1950-1960)First Wave: After the Second...

The Kenya Experience MTM: A Dialogue in Action Linking Emigrant Communities for More Development Inventory of Institutional Capacities and Practices

This paper focuses on the emigration history of Kenyans on the one hand and then more recent outcomes of migrations. Kenyans emigrate due to economic, labour market, political, demographic and social factors. It is estimated that 87 267 Kenyans have been settling in the United States. 58% of the Kenyan population migrated between 2001 and 2009. The characteristics of emigrant communities are...

Policy and Institutional Changes for Promoting Investment of Remittances in Kenya’s Agricultural Sector - Report

"There are many investment opportunities in Kenya's agricultural sector and other sectors of the economy, especially in rural areas. Taken from a value chain approach, vast opportunities exist in crop and livestock production, in provision of agri-support services such as supply and distribution of farm inputs and provision of extension, storage, and financial services. There are also...

Needs Assessment Seminar on Migration and Development Challenges in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA)

"This paper provides an overview of the key issues in migration and development. It identifies, defines and provides relevant instances of four main issues in the migration-development debate: (i) brain drain and brain circulation; (ii) migrant remittances; (iii) Diaspora; and (iv) xenophobia. The paper acknowledges the positive shift in the perception that brain drain is negative given the...