The development impact of internal migration: findings from Egypt

Ayman Zohry, Egyptian Society for Migration Studies

Few studies assessed the development impact of internal migration. Studies on migration and development focus mainly on remittances of international migrants. This study aims at assessing the development impact of internal migration using the results of two imperical studies on internal migration and development in Egypt. The first fieldsurvey was carried out in 2000 to assess the development impact of circular migration from Upper GEypt to Cairo while the other one was carried out in 2005 to assess the impact of migrant monitary and in-kind remittances to the Governorate of Beni-Sueif in Upper Egypt. The results indicate the importance of remittances made by internal migrants in poverty alliviation and development.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Migration, environment and spatial demography