Skip to Content

Research Series Issue 2 - Migration and Transformative Pathways
March 2016

This paper analyses the role of migration in promoting rural livelihoods and discusses how migration interacts with transformative economic processes. Focusing on migration out of rural areas, it examines the impacts of migration on rural livelihoods and challenges the perspective that sees rural outmigration as a failure of rural development. 


David Suttie and Rosemary Vargas-Lundius


Suttie, D., and Vargas-Lundius, R. 2016. “Migration and transformative pathways.” IFAD Research Series 2. Rome: IFAD