In the latest Development Drums podcast, my colleague Michael Clemens explains why migration is important for development.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Michael addresses concerns about the impact on countries from which people leave (the so-called brain drain) and the impact on countries to which people come (such as possible effects on jobs, public services and social cohesion).  He also emphasizes that we should focus primarily on the effects on migrants themselves.  In the final part of the interview, Michael gives an example of how his work has led to small but important changes in US immigration policy in ways that have huge benefits for development.

You can subscribe to Development Drums free in iTunes, you can listen to it from the website or you can add the feed to your favourite podcast software.


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