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20 Oct 2015

From evidence to action: Facilitating South-South labour migration for development

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Human mobility is an age-old phenomenon that has become an important issue in political and development debates. However, the focus is biased towards South-North movements of migrants, while South-South migration stocks are about as numerous.

This document was prepared by the ACP Observatory as the background paper for a meeting on South-South labour migration organized in Abuja in October 2011 by the Governments of Nigeria and Switzerland in the framework of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

The document looks at major challenges and opportunities of South-South labour migration and identified avenues for increased cooperation aimed at harnessing the benefits of South-South labour migration for migrants and countries of origin and destination.