The Conference on Poverty and Migration in South Asia is being held jointly by SAAPE and the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University (NLSIU).The two day Conference will be held at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore on February 24-25, 2019.

Migration is a huge challenge in South Asia, as also across the globe. It is collateral to the industrial growth lead model of economic development that leads to rural distress and urban growth. Policy measures are in most cases grossly inadequate to meet the needs of these large demographic transformations. The presence of the migrant is ubiquitous in the region. Nearly one in every three persons in India is a migrant, going by the Census definition for migration in India.In Pakistan around one in six urban dwellers is a migrant.Similar statistics for urban growth and migration are found for most of the South Asian countries.