Does development drive or curb migration? Implications for policymaking.

Held on 24 November 2020, this webinar brought together researchers and practitioners to reflect on the current state of research on development and migration and at the community, meso, national and international level, with a focus on how this research can inform policymaking.


  • Michael Clemens, Director of Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy and Senior Fellow at Centre for Global Development
  • Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Senior Research Fellow Migration and institutional lead for MIGNEX, ODI
  • Maureen Achieng, IOM representative, African Union
  • Anna Schmidt, Policy Officer, Migration & Forced Displacement, European Commission’s DG Development and International Cooperation – EuropeAid

The subsequent Q&A will be moderated by Melissa Siegel, Professor of Migration Studies and institutional lead for MIGNEX, Maastricht University.


Migration and asylum issues remain at the top of the agenda for European policymakers and public alike. In this webinar series, Zooming in on Migration and Asylum, a group of EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects, ADMIGOV, MAGYC, TRAFIG and MIGNEX, have joined forces to expand our collective knowledge base on some of today’s most pressing dynamics, including protracted displacement, the notion of crisis in the field of migration and asylum, internal displacement, refugee-driven solutions, and alternatives to current migration governance. The series aims to facilitate evidence-based discussions and action at multiple levels.

You can register for future webinars in the series on TRAFIG's website.


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