Funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM),the research project "MIGCHOICE: Ethnographic research on migration decision making in Guinea" will investigate the connection between development interventions and migration in five research sites in Guinea.
The project forms part of MIGCHOICE: West Africa, which is being led by the University of Birmingham and which includes case studies in and from three countries in West Africa: Senegal, The Gambia and Guinea. The project will explore how interventions in areas such as agriculture, youth employment and training influence individual and household decisions around migration. It will use a novel combination of ethnography, discourse analysis and computer modelling, and involves co-creation of research to influence development practice.
The research project will be delivered by a consortium of universities in West Africa, the UK and other European countries and includes ethnographic research, the development of an agent based model, and research on the history and development of policy on migration.