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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 phenomeno...

Rural-Urban Migration and Poverty in Ethiopia

The focus in this policy brief is on rural-urban migration in Ethiopia. Research shows that poverty and lack of opportunity are drivers of young people’s rural-urban migration. Migration to the cities nonetheless, has not led to a flow of remitt...

Rural Out-Migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya - Fact Sheet

The African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) under the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOP/RPC) conducted the study, ‘Rural Out-migration to Urban Uncertainties in Kenya,’ in Siaya and Vihiga counties by be...

Is Migration the Solution to Poverty Alleviation in Kenya? Rural-Urban Migration Experiences of Migrants from Western Kenya to Kisumu and Nairobi

The push and pull factors of migration from rural western Kenya to two urban destinations is investigated in this research. The focus is on linking migration to poverty at the origin and whether the migration process reduces or increases poverty ...

Poverty, Youth and Rural - Urban Migration in Ethiopia

Poverty and lack of opportunity in rural Ethiopia drives migration. This paper explores how poor rural-urban migrants fare in the cities of Ethiopia, what the outcomes of migration are in the short term, and what migrants hope to achieve in the l...

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