In development debates, education and migration are both seen as playing an integral role in development outcomes. Education is understood to have a positive impact on development, playing a transformative role in the lives of poor people by providing them with skills, autonomy, freedom and confidence. In the last decade, migration has been increasingly seen among scholars, donor governments and development organisations as holding potential benefits for development, as well as significant risks and costs. This briefing explores the linkages between migration and education in four villages in India and Bangladesh. Although migrant remittances were not widely invested in education in these contexts, education nonetheless helped shape the migration trajectories for local villagers.
Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 4 pp.