Migrating from one's home country is one way the poor seek to find new opportunities, mitigate hardship, and improve their lives. While a lot of the attention on migration is around the impact on rich countries, IPA’s work on migration focuses primarily on how migration impacts the wellbeing of the migrants and their home communities.

In 2012, remittances from migrant workers to developing countries were roughly three times the total amount of global foreign aid, yet little is known about how to make these funds work better....

A Ghanaian student sits in class

Does the migration of highly educated people from developing countries hurt local economies, decimating their human capital and fiscal revenue?