Migration in Burkina Faso

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the Public lecture Migration and Generational Conflicts: Burkina Faso on 2 June 2008.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

Burkina Faso, adolescents, civil society, conflict of generations, cultural identity, diaspora, economic disparity, human relations, intergroup relations, labour mobility, livelihood, migrant workers, migrants, remittances, rural-urban migration, social conditions, social environment, social implications, social conflicts, social status, social structure, youth.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with Migration in Burkina Faso. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet, which are related to this topic.

Family relations

Family relations, intergenerational conflicts and the impact of migration on the organisation of families are recurrent themes in social science research. In recent years, they have been approached from new angles, however, which do not necessarily see migration as a negative impact on those left behind, which explores new tendencies and practices in migration flows, and which scrutinise family relations through the lenses of social categories that are often forgotten such as children, youth and elderly. It is inherently difficult to make available links to web sites with general information since this is context specific, hence we suggest to make a search at Google Scholar.

Centre for Migration Studies - Ghana

The Centre for Migration Studies was established in 2006 at the University of Ghana. They undertake research, teaching, capacity building and policy assessment in the area of migration.

World Factbook - Burkina Faso

Published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Ouaganet - Burkina Faso

Facts on Burkina Faso from the organization Ouaganet. You find pictures and videos of the country as well as cultural articles.

Media in Burkina Faso

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Le Faso.net - Burkina Faso

Web-based news agency. (In French)

Selected online articles and reports

"Youth's independent migration from rural Burkina Faso to Ouagadougou", research project by Dorte Thorsen.

"Burkina Faso: testing the tradition of circular migration", by Brad Kress, The Centre for Research into Economic and Social Trends, Migration Policy Institute, Washington. May, 2006.

"Child migration, rural poverty and livelihoods in Burkina Faso", migration research project on at the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, Brighton.

"The mobility of the population in West Africa", article on mobility and migration flows in West Africa from the French ministry of foreign and European affairs.

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