Foreign Aid Can Dampen Migration If It Improves Public Services

Policy Brief

Many development researchers think that foreign aid most likely leads to more emigration because, with higher incomes, more individuals can afford to migrate. This research points in the opposite direction: development aid often provides an incentive to stay at home because aid often leads to better public services.

Publication details

Author: Mauro Lanati, Rainer Thiele Publisher: MEDAM (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration) Pages: 11 Release date: February 2018 Language: English