MIDEQ explores South-South migration in six ‘corridors’ that link migrants’ country of origin and destination:
- Burkina Faso-Côte d'Ivoire
- Ethiopia-South Africa
Corridors are used as a framing device and metaphor to understand the movement of people, goods, money, knowledge and skills between two places with sociocultural, economic, political and historical dynamics that transcend national borders.
Our focus on migration corridors allows us to examine the relationships within and between countries, countering the focus of much migration research on processes and outcomes in individual countries.
We do this by:
- Comparing migrant experiences, processes and outcomes
- Exploring the complex and sometimes contradictory relationships between countries
- Understanding the ‘ripple effects’ of migration between the countries of the Global South and
- Developing theoretical and empirical understandings of the relationship between migration, inequality and development