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WICID will research the effectiveness of different migration-development regimes and initiatives in addressing issues underlying situations of conflict, poverty and border violence. Our focus will be to understand how North-South inequalities have been produced and reproduced both historically and contemporaneously, while providing assessment of the success and limitations of different educational, humanitarian and broader aid packages across various regions of the world. This research theme therefore assesses the potential and limitations of development initiatives that are designed to address the ‘root causes’ of precarious forms of migration. It focuses on challenges posed to migration-development initiatives in contexts specifically characterized by violent bordering practices that produce and reproduce inequalities within and between North-South and intermediary states.

Data and Displacement: Assessing the Practical and Ethical Implications of Targeting Humanitarian Protection

Funder: AHRC and DFID under the Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Programme

Partners: University of Ibadan, University of Juba, International Organisation for Migration

Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences

Funder: ESRC

Partners: University of Malta, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy.