The Routledge Hanbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe, edited by Agnieska Weinar, Saskia Bonjour and Lyubov Zhynomirska, is now out! In this handbook, I have contributed a chapter examining the relationship between Assisted Voluntary Return and Development. I argue that the relationship between AVR and development can be explored in different ways: 1) AVR being counted as official Overseas Development Assistance (ODA); 2) the funding of AVR by country or EU development funds; 3) evidence assessment of the relationship between AVR and development. This chapter examines these three different relationships and argues that there is insufficient evidence to claim a relationship between AVR and development.
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