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Why people move: understanding the drivers and trends of migration to Europe

This Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) assesses the quality of the evidence available and identifies a number of clear conclusions.

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An effective and durable policy response to the current ‘migration crisis’ in Europe requires a better understanding of the causes of migration more broadly. Much has been said about these causes, and possible solutions to the ‘crisis’, often leading to conflicting messages and theories. To shine a light on these, this Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) assesses the quality of the evidence available and identifies a number of clear conclusions.

Published 29 July 2016