The aim of this review is to assess the ways in which Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) address the issue of internal migration, and to evaluate the extent to which this discussion is related to rural-urban linkages and rural livelihood strategies. To a lesser extent, the review also investigates the discussion of other types of migration within DWCPs – including emigration, immigration and regional migration protocols.
The working paper begins with introductory sections that provide a short history of the Decent Work Agenda, state the case for mainstreaming internal migration in DWCPs and outline the research methodology used in this review. Subsequent sections provide an overview of the review’s findings with respect to DWCPs’ discussion of migration, migration-related areas of work and rural-urban linkages. The paper then turns to an in-depth analysis of the discussion of internal migration in DWCPs, in particular, followed by a case study of the DWCPs completed by Sub-Saharan African countries. It concludes with a set of seven policy recommendations for mainstreaming internal migration into the planning and implementation of DWCPs.
Deshingkar, P.; Sward, J.; Estruch-Puertas, E. Decent Work Country Programmes and human mobility. Migrating out of Poverty RPC Working Paper 5. Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (2012) 71 pp.