Europe’s approach to development could be characterized as energetically tackling the symptoms of poor economic opportunities for developing countries by providing substantial and effective aid, while doing relatively little to tackle the underlying structural causes of poverty.
In the latest Development Drums podcast, my colleague Michael Clemens explains why migration is important for development.
This second of three blog posts looking at development policy through the lens of complexity thinking considers whether David Cameron's 'golden thread' is good development policy.
Modest changes in immigration policies could have huge benefits for the people affected, but are perhaps small enough to be introduced below the radar, without great political risk. This blog posts lists four possible initiatives for the UK.
There was an interesting programme on BBC Radio 4 on Monday night, Analysis, which looked at the following question:
The government is committed to protecting the aid budget. Frances Cairncross asks whether a more relaxed policy on economic migration… Continue reading