Forced displacement, expulsion, migration and development are closely interlinked. Great hope and expectations are therefore placed on development cooperation to tackle the root causes of displacement and reduce irregular immigration. Such cooperation is meant to support partner states and promote cooperation, and thus decrease the causes of migration. However, it is often unclear what the connections are between forced displacement, migration and development, and what exactly development cooperation can achieve.
What is not contentious is that voluntary and regulated migration contributes to the development of both the host country and the country of origin. By contrast, forced and unregulated migration presents development risks and often occurs in a context of humanitarian crises. This kind of migration particularly concerns developing countries since they host the majority of the world’s refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers.
Political and Institutional Challenges in the Context of Internal Displacement
Conflicting Priorities between Domestic Political Demands and Development Policy Principles
The “Migration Hump“ and Its Significance for Development Policy Co-operation with Sub-Saharan Africa
Fostering Development through Transitional Social and Economic Integration
Lessons from Germany