Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Migration is a Form of Development: The Need for Innovation to Regulate Migration for Mutual Benefit

By reviewing evidence from recent economic research, this paper argues that migration is both a driver and a consequence of economic development. In undergoing economic transformation and demographic transition, most … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Determinants of Intra-ASEAN Migration

International labor mobility in Southeast Asia has risen drastically in recent decades and is expected to continue increasing with the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic … Continue reading

Thursday, 30 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Migration Governance in Southeast Asia

Contrary to prevailing discourse, migration governance in Southeast Asia is rich and varied, offering a range of regional, bilateral and subnational regimes. Many commentators characterize Southeast Asia as lacking adequate … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Discrimination against women migrant workers in construction and domestic work in Thailand

Overworked and undervalued, women migrant workers in the Thai construction and domestic work sectors are regularly discriminated against and often lack labour protection. Women currently make up approximately half of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Cities and refugees: The German experience

The reality is that refugees disproportionately settle in large cities, where they have better job prospects and existing social connections. Ultimately, it is those communities, rather than national governments, that … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Labour Migration in the ASEAN Region

Attention should be given to the review of policies, the practices of the migration industry and intermediaries, and the accountability of employers. The guiding principles of approaching migration issues should … Continue reading

Monday, 12 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Rights-Based Approach in the Context of Temporary Labour Migration in Asia

This paper analyses the implications of the dominant framework that has so far guided migration policy in Asia and shaped intra-Asian migration patterns and dynamics. It identifies institutional gaps that … Continue reading

Thursday, 8 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children

UNICEF report – Around the world, nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced. This report presents – for the first time – comprehensive, global data about … Continue reading

Thursday, 8 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Urban Migration and social exclusion

Much of India’s future urbanization will be the result of migration from rural areas and small cities and towns. These urban migrants are often invisible, voiceless and powerless. This working … Continue reading

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 · Leave a comment