International Handbook on Migration and Economic Development

International Handbook on Migration and Economic Development

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Edited by Robert E.B. Lucas

This Handbook summarizes the state of thinking and presents new evidence on various links between international migration and economic development, with particular reference to lower-income countries. The connections between trade, aid and migration are critically examined through global case studies.

Chapter 5: The discourse and practice of co-development in Europe

Flore Gubert

Subjects: development studies, development economics, migration, economics and finance, development economics, politics and public policy, migration, urban and regional studies, migration


The purported intent and the realities of European codevelopment schemes and diaspora initiatives are critically reviewed. The historical evolution of codevelopment from the early, voluntary return programs to aiding development in exchange for less migration is traced, leading to an inventory of the various strategies adopted since the turn of the millennium. Attempts to encourage remittances to pass through formal channels, to redirect these private transfers toward productive investments, and to facilitate skill and knowledge transfers are also evaluated.

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