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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 remittan…

Food Remittances: Migration and Food Security in Africa

Cash remittances have grown rapidly over the past two decades and are now at an all-time high. The World Bank estimates that international remittances reached USD436 billion in 2014, and predicts that they will increase to USD601 billion in 2016. …

More and Better Jobs: Flagship Project Final Report

Zambia’s employment challenge is about both a lack of jobs and a poor quality of jobs. Recent statistics from the Central Statistical Office (CSO) show that the (standard) unemployment rate, at 12.6% of the labour force in 2017 compared to 7.9% in …

Migration as Adaptation: Addressing Rural-Urban Migration in Uganda

There is a need for better understanding of the role of climate change as a driver of rural–urban migration in Uganda, particularly to Kampala. Climate change migration in Uganda has yet to be explored in detail, and with limited data on internal mi…

State of the Ethiopian Economy 2020/21: Economic Development. Population Dynamics, and Welfare

This report aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of social and economic issues; inform policymaking; contribute to the design of operational programs and investment options; and initiate further research and debate; and serve as an important…

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