The Office of the Chief Economist for the South Asia Region of the World Bank, in collaboration with the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) and the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice of the World Bank is pleased to announce the 10th South Asia Economic Policy Network conference on Migration in South Asia.
Internal and international economic migration, largely temporary in nature, is a major factor in the lives of the poor in South Asia, helping millions of households improve their lives by enabling large remittance inflows and insurance from local shocks, and through the contribution of return migrants to local economies. The act of migration entails potentially high returns but also considerable risks and costs. The COVID crisis has also brought to the fore several long-standing policy concerns related to economic migration in South Asia. Join our two days of hybrid sessions featuring paper presentations, a keynote lecture, policy and expert panel discussions, and a short presentation on the main findings of the World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus Fall 2022 | Coping with Shocks: Migration in South Asia.