The fourth edition of the Resource Book series includes updates on migration issues, policies and regulations, and responses at national and regional levels during 2009 to 2012; as well as an in-depth study on border economic zones (BEZs) and migration. The establishment of BEZs is one strategy that has been employed in an attempt to formalise and expand border trade in Ayewaddy-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) countries. These countries envisioned that increased investment in these zones would lead to the creation of additional jobs and a subsequent decrease in the number of workers from poorer countries migrating to find work. This publication explores the impact that BEZs are having on migration and the lives of migrants.
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