Reviewing Migration and Development: The role of local authorities in Central Asia

This paper aims to analyze the role of local authorities in the interaction of migration and development. The goal is to show what are the mechanisms through which migration’s developmental potential can be leveraged, and to outline local governments’ role and potential in this process. In exploring these themes, the paper focuses on the migration from the southern rim of Central Asia–Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic–to the Russian Federation.