October 2011

People Starve Because Policy Fails!

It is often feared that people's access to livelihoods and resources is more at stake in urban contexts as it can be exacerbated by rural-to-urban migration (people move to cities and increase urban poverty). This leads to a temptation to try and control people's mobility. As Cecilia Tacoli points out, the issue of migration should be seen as a closely linked with transformations in a country's economy.