Seminar: Migration and development: The role for development aid

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In current debates in Sweden there are different assumptions about what effect development assistance might have on migration. But what do we in fact know about this, based on recent research?

A new publication from The Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi) and The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) gives an overview of what is known – and not known – about the links between migration and economic development in developing countries.

Migration and development: The role for development aid is written by Robert E.B. Lucas, Professor at Boston University. He points to how migration can be considered in official development assistance (ODA), and also how aid can have a role in contributing to safe and orderly migration in accordance with  the targets of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

Welcome to the launch of this overview at a seminar at Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm on (registration and coffee from 14.00).

Professor Lucas will give a presentation of the report, followed by an expert panel discussion.

The seminar will be held in English. 


Robert E.B. Lucas, Professor of Economics, Boston University
Helena Lindholm, Chair of the EBA and Professor in Peace and Development Research at the School of Global studies, University of Gothenburg
Annika Sundén, Member of Delmi and Director of Labour Market Analysis at Arbetsförmedlingen
Anna Stålbo Yazgan, Deputy Director, Department for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Moderator: Axel Kronholm, Journalist and Editor at Omvärlden

Further partcipants t.b.a.

For questions about the report or the seminar, please contact:

André Asplund, Reasearch Coordinator at Delmi
Phone: +46 8 405 26 31


Iris Luthman, Research Coordinator at Delmi
Phone: +46 8 405 31 29



The Migration Studies Delegation is an independent committee that initiates studies and supplies research results as a basis for future migration policy decisions and to contribute to public debate.