Harnessing Migration for Inclusive Growth and Development

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Harnessing Migration for Inclusive Growth and Development in Southern Africa 
by Jonathan Crush, Belinda Dodson, Vincent Williams, Daniel Tevera

The primary goal of this study is to present the results of a comprehensive scope of key opportunities and challenges for harnessing migration for inclusive growth and development at the regional level in Southern Africa. The main objectives were as follows: Provide an overview of regional migration stocks and flows identifying regional trends, drivers and impacts from existing research literature and official data; Profile migrant characteristics at the regional level including demographic composition, types of migration and occupational profile; Examine the  relevance of multilateral, continental and regional migration instruments, policies, protocols, agreements and forums with a view to identifying actions required to move the regional migration management agenda forward and align with the goal of enhancing migration for inclusive growth and development in Southern Africa; Analyze the key initiatives, opportunities and obstacles to developing a coherent, integrated and rights-regarding approach to migration management including areas of common commitment and ownership, and points of actual and potential conflict and disagreement between states; Conduct a gender analysis of regional migration dynamics including gender dimensions of migration, challenges, dangers and vulnerabilities confronting migrant women and other vulnerable groups, and gender analysis of migration management in Southern Africa; Identify potential programming areas that are weak or underdeveloped.

Our 7-chapter special issue of AHMR

SAMP director Jonathan Crush is guest editor of the latest African Human Mobility Review (AHMR), Vol. 3 No. 2, 2017 – Special Issue. It’s free for download and includes:

Guest Editor’s Note: Mythologies of Migrants in the Informal Sector

Benign Neglect or Active Destruction? A Critical Analysis of Refugee and Informal Sector Policy and Practice in South Africa
Jonathan Crush, Caroline Skinner and Manal Stulgaitis

Refugee Entrepreneurial Economies in Urban South Africa
Jonathan Crush, Godfrey Tawodzera, Cameron McCordic, Sujata Ramachandran and Robertson Tengeh

Comparing Refugee and South African Migrant Enterprise in the Urban Informal Sector
Jonathan Crush and Cameron McCordic

Security Risk and Xenophobia in the Urban Informal Sector
Sujata Ramachandran, Jonathan Crush and Godfrey Tawodzera

The Owners of Xenophobia: Zimbabwean Informal Enterprise and Xenophobic Violence in South Africa
Jonathan Crush, Godfrey Tawodzera, Abel Chikanda and Daniel Tevera

Linking Harare and Johannesburg through Informal Cross-Border Entrepreneurship
Godfrey Tawodzera and Abel Chikanda

Informal Entrepreneurship and Cross-Border Trade between Mozambique and South Africa
Abel Chikanda and Ines Raimundo

Op-eds by Jonathan Crush published by South Africa’s Daily Maverick:

Us and Them mentality: Labelling people as ‘foreigners’ breeds xenophobia

Myths and misinformation obstruct path to a better migration environment

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