Development and Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty (MigrationDRC)
The Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty (Migration DRC) was established in June 2003, in recognition of the complex relationship between migration and poverty. The Migration DRC examines migration flows in which poor people themselves are most represented and how migration impacts variously on their livelihoods, rights and levels of social protection. The Migration DRC aims "to promote new policy approaches that will help to maximize the potential benefits of migration for poor people, whilst minimizing its risks and costs". The research programme is organised by type of migration, key migration themes and region of migration. Child Migration is one of the types of migration that is the focus of research at Migration DRC. The Migration DRC research focuses on independent child migrants and seeks to investigate which kind of children migrate, why they migrate, what their experience is of migration and what impact it has upon them and their links with their families.