About the Book
The present book brings together bold visions, in-depth analyses and innovative approaches to urban migration and its impact on poverty reduction and climate change in Asia. From the presentation of this book, it can be concluded that the combined effect of the three outstanding forces of recent times— migration, poverty and climate change— usually accompanies social and economic development, but rapid urban growth on today’s scale strains the capacity of local and national governments to provide even the most basic of services. There are different dimensions of migrant exclusiveness based on class, gender composition, their land and property rights, their place of origin and so on. Allowing people to freely move to the cities can help a nation’s economic development experience, with better lives for all, including women.
About the Author
Priyaka Deshmukh is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. She holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She has twenty years of research and consultancy experience in South Asia and Africa with international and national research institutes, donors and NGOs, covering policy research with a particular focus on rural-urban migration and social protection policy in urban areas. Her recent work has focused on the links between migration and climate change by examining the role of remittances in improving resilience and the links between adaptive social protection and migration. She has wide experience in the design and supervision of multidisciplinary research, and in influencing policy through public speaking.