Migration Patterns

Internal Migration Can be a Radical Adaptive Strategy in Bangladesh

Author : International Institute for Environment and Development | 2015
Published By: International Institute for Environment and Development

In Bangladesh, people in rural communities often move within the country to diversify their incomes. Such internal migration allows them to manage added stresses from environmental change. Drawing from scoping research, this briefing examines how internal migration can be understood as an adaptive strategy and how key stakeholders can help move this process forward. Policymakers must integrate climate change adaptation into all levels of governance. By addressing the root causes of climate vulnerability, the government and its development partners can become more aware of the complex ways that climate change affects the lives of the poor. In so doing, they can support managed internal migration as a valid adaptive strategy.

URL : http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/17268IIED.pdf

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