Date Published:
Jan 03, 2024
Policy Notes
PN 2024-02

This Policy Note analyzes the link between subnational infrastructure and internal migration across regions. Using a composite infrastructure development index, it finds that infrastructure development has a positive influence on migration. However, it contends that migration is a phenomenon that reflects population response to changes in the economic characteristics of geographic areas. As such, this Note recommends minimizing inequities, improving infrastructure to attract investment and jobs, and managing congestion in informal settlements as more sustainable options. Finally, it highlights that migration cannot be forced and can create both challenges and human resource-related opportunities in the destination areas.

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