Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia

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Published on March 28, 2017

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia is the result of a project carried out by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC-Georgia) and the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI) and with support from the European Union. The project aimed to provide policy makers with evidence on the way migration influences specific sectors – the labour market, agriculture, education and investment and financial services – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses three dimensions of the migration cycle that have changed remarkably in Georgia over the last 20 years: emigration, remittances and return.The results of the empirical work confirm that even though migration contributes to the development of Georgia, the potential of migration is not fully exploited. One explanation is that, despite headway in the field of migration and development through the creation of the SCMI, not all policy makers in Georgia take migration sufficiently into account in their respective policy areas. Georgian authorities therefore need to adopt a more coherent policy agenda and better integrate migration into their sectoral strategies to enhance the contribution of migration to development in the country.


Acronyms and abbreviations
Facts and figures of Georgia
Executive summary
Assessment and policy recommendations in Georgia
Georgia's migration landscape
Understanding the methodological framework in Georgia
Migration and the labour market in Georgia
Migration and agriculture in Georgia
Migration and education in Georgia
Migration, investments and financial services in Georgia
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Launch of the report : "Making the most of migration in developing countries: What role for public policies?", 28 March 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

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28 March 2017 - Georgia needs to tap into migration to foster its Georgia 2020 development strategy


Local partners

Government focal pointState Commission on Migration Issues

Local research partner: Caucasus Research Resource Centers

Past events

     *     28 May 2015 - Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development, Tbilisi, Georgia

     *     25 July 2013 - Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development, Tbilisi Public Service Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia

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