The European Union and the OECD Development Centre have been implementing a project on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development (IPPMD) since 2013. This large and empirically based project is being conducted in ten developing countries with significant emigration or immigration rates – Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Morocco and the Philippines. The project aims to provide policy makers with evidence of the untapped development potential embodied in migration and the role of a range of sectoral policies in realising this potential.
Migration and sectoral development policies: A two-way relationship
The IPPMD team designed a conceptual framework that links four dimensions of migration (emigration, remittances, return migration and immigration) and five key policy sectors: the labour market, agriculture, education, investment and financial services, and social protection and health.