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DRC Research

The DRC's research programme is organised by type of migration, key migration themes and region of migration. For information and resources about this research, visit out research section.

DRC Publications

We have a variety of working papers, briefing papers and other documents to download in our publications section.
Events Calendar

Consult our news and events section to find out about DRC seminars, conferences and other international migration-related events.


About the DRC
January 2010
The Migration, Globalisation and Poverty DRC has now come to an end. To find out more about its successor, the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (RPC), please visit www.migratingoutofpoverty.org

Attitudes to migration are shifting. Seen in the past as a failure of development, there is increasing recognition that in certain circumstances, migration can contribute to development and the alleviation of poverty. However, it also involves risks and costs which may be borne disproportionately by poor people, and it may widen inequality > Conceptual Background to the DRC

The DRC's purpose
The Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty aims "to promote new policy approaches that will help to maximize the potential benefits of migration for poor people, whilst minimizing its risks and costs".

DRC Timeline
The DRC has a five-year work programme, which consists of three distinct time periods:

Inception Phase Jun 03 - Nov 03 -research
Phase 1 Dec 03 - Mar 06


Phase 2 Apr 06 - May 08


Phase 3 Jun 08 - May 09


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DRC Partners

The DRC is a partnership of eight institutions in five countries - Bangladesh, Ghana, Albania, Egypt and the UK > read more

Following a focus on DFID priority countries in 2008-09, DRC research will focus on Bangladesh and Ghana.

DRC People
The DRC is managed by a core team at the University of Sussex and brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It is also overseen by a steering group and a quality control group > read more
Opportunities at the DRC

There are currently no opportunities available at the Migration DRC.

DRC Funding

The Migration DRC is funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID)



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