Regional Migration Governance in Africa and Beyond – A Framework of Analysis

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik  
Policy Initiative: Migration
7. May 2018

While increasingly recognised, up to present, regional migration regimes outside Europe remain little understood regarding their main drivers, features and impact. The present paper sets the ground for enhancing this understanding by introducing a framework of analysis for regional migration governance. The framework incorporates elements of various approaches to international organisations of which regional organisations (ROs) form a subset. In this context, both institutional characteristics such as organisational identity and history and the interests of (powerful) member states and external actors are considered key explanatory factors for migration-related strategy formulation and implementation.

DIE | Regional Migration Governance in Africa and Beyond

EPF | Economic Policy Forum

EPF | Economic Policy Forum