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Contribution by the International Institute for Environment and Development and its partners to the UK International Development Committee's inquiry on Migration and Development November 2003
Document begins: Contribution by the International Institute for Environment and Development and its partners to the UK International Development Committee's inquiry on Migration and Development November 2003 About IIED The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent, non-profit policy research institute working to promote more sustainable and equitable global development. We are based in London and work with an extensive network of colleagues and collaborators around the world. Set up in 1971, just before the UN Earth Summit, IIED can draw upon a well-established reputation for independence and honesty, providing innovative ideas to push policy forward in favour of more sustainable and equitable patterns of development. Our long-standing partnerships provide us with access to a range of actors, structures and processes at all levels, from smallholder farmers to big city slum-dwellers through national governments and regional NGOs, to global institutions and processes. This contribution draws on wide consultations with our partners, as well as from IIED's experience of work in the area of migration, development and poverty reduction. Comments and suggestions on selected issues addressed by the inquiry Development, poverty reduction and migration 1. The links between development and migration are complex. While there is little doubt ...