Understanding Trade and Migration in the Global Economy

An ICTSD Blog Series

 

About the Series

A shift in cross-border migration patterns is underway and policymakers need to formulate policies that enhance potential benefits and anticipate potential drawbacks. Understanding the ways in which migration and trade interact is increasingly vital to managing global and regional interdependence. This series of short commentaries explores some of the key trends and policy issues at different levels of governance that lie at the intersection of migration and the globalised economy.

In the Series

The potential impact of changes in US immigration policies on poverty in Central American countries

AUTHORS: EUGENIO DÍAZ-BONILLA, VALERIA PIÑEIRO, SHERMAN ROBINSON

Japan's new foray into immigration policy

AUTHOR: CHIZUKO HAYAKAWA

Promoting structural transformation through intra-African trade and migration

AUTHORS: JANE MUTHUMBI, JUNIOR DAVIS

Women, migration, and cross-border trade in Africa

AUTHOR: JACQUELINE ANDALL

More to follow!

About the ICTSD Trade and Migration Initiative

The series falls within a broader ICTSD initiative designed to improve understanding of the relationship between trade and migration and lead to policy recommendations that reinforce the positive linkages between both issues. Through dialogues, policy papers, opinion pieces, and news reporting, the initiative examines how the trade and investment system can provide tools to improve the global governance of international migration in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.