This topical volume deals with the major challenges of migration in the Global South and their governance, which are traditionally much less considered than migration to industrialized countries and its consequences. It is written in view of the intergovernmental agreement of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations in 2016, and one of the major recent events in international migration governance. Written by authors with a sound academic background and professional involvement in policy relevant research, this volume focuses on priorities in implementation of the Global Compact in the Global South. It is addressed to a broad readership interested or involved in international migration governance, development studies, and regional studies, from a research as well as a policy perspective.
Glenn Rayp is full Professor of International Economics at Ghent University, Belgium, and senior research fellow of UNU-CRIS. He is a former member of the Belgian High Council of Finance and High Council on Employment. His current research is centred on the impact of international trade on labour market conditions and productivity, the impact of regional integration and issues in international governance, in particular the selectiveness of migration policy, the substance of regional governance and its impact on the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Ilse Ruyssen is Assistant Professor in International Economics at the Department of Economics, Ghent University, and Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS and IRES (Institute of Economic and Social Research), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She is involved in several research projects concerning the economics of international migration, with a particular focus on the determinants of worldwide migration patterns including climatic factors, conflict and other types of violence, integration policies, as well as the measurement and comparison of immigration policy restrictiveness and selectivity.
Katrin Marchand is a post-doctoral researcher at UNU-MERIT (a joint research institute of the United Nations University and Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology) and its Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Since 2010, she has been working as a researcher on a variety of projects in the field of migration using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her main research interests are in migration and development, specifically labour migration, migrants' occupational choices and the interlinkages of migration and private sector development.
Part I: Patterns, Drivers and Implications of Migration in the Global South.- Chapter 1. South-South Migration within the East and Horn of Africa Region (Zachary Strain).- Chapter 2. Contemporary Labor Migration in West and Central Africa: The Main Patterns, Drivers and Routes (Chiara Janssen and Katrin Marchand).- Chapter 3. Human Migration in the Face of Environmental Change: A Global Empirical Approach (Els Bekaert, Ilse Ruyssen and Sara Salomone).- Chapter 4. The Water-Migration Nexus - An Analysis of Causalities and Response Mechanisms with a Focus on the Global South (Nidhi Nagabhatla and Cameron Fioret).- Chapter 5. Taking Stock of the Evidence on the Consequences of Hosting Refugees in the Global South (Craig Loschmann).- Chapter 6. The Impact of Migration on Development in Developing Countries: A Review of the Empirical Literature (Lisa Andersson and Melissa Siegel).- Part II: Governance of Migration in the Global South.- Chapter 7. Four Generations of Regional Policies for the (Free) Movement of Persons in South America (1977-2016) (Leiza Brumat).- Chapter 8. Asian Migration Governance (Richa Shivakoti).- Chapter 9. The Migration-Development Nexus in Selected African States: Is the Implementation of EU Migration Policies Development-Friendly? (Maud Martens, Ilke Adam and Florian Trauner).- Chapter 10. Migration Partnership Framework and the Externalisation of European Union's (EU) Migration Policy in West Africa: The Case of Mali and Niger (Amanda Bisong).- Chapter 11. Apprise: Sentinel Surveillance of Labor Exploitation and Its' Potential Impact on Migration Policy (Hannah Thinyane and Francisca Sassetti).- Chapter 12. Migration in the Global South: Indications for the Global Compact? (Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen and Katrin Marchand).