Migration - internal as well as international - has been a crucial factor in the historical experience of development and poverty reduction. The issue needs to receive greater attention in the policy debate. The Department for International Development commissioned a number of country studies in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, and Vietnam) to begin a research and policy dialogue on the migration-poverty linkage. The Collective was commissioned by the Rural Support Programmes Network to prepare the Pakistan country study. The study was a desk-based strategic review of the poverty reduction implications of both internal and international migration in Pakistan. The studies were presented and discussed at a regional conference in Dhaka in June 2003.