The African Social Development Review 2010
This paper focuses on the regional dimensions of international migration. It examines the role of Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in implementing the African Migration Policy Framework and the African Common Position on Migration in support of two social policy objectives of NEPAD -gender equality and human development. The paper concludes that since migration is by nature international, there is urgent need to build the capacity of RECs to address migration issues at sub-regional and regional levels. This requires building up of databases on migration, harmonization of migration policies and building capacity to integrate migration into development policy frameworks, including the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs).