The country would benefit from strengthening its whole-of-government approach to making emigration as well as immigration an integral parts of its overall development strategies, argues a new report by the OECD Development Centre and the Central American Centre for Population Studies (CCP) at the University of Costa Rica titled “Interrelations between Public Policy, Migration and Development in Costa Rica".
Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Costa Rica is the result of a project carried out by the Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP) at the University of Costa Rica and the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjeria (DGME) 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, investment and financial services and social protection and health – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses four dimensions of the migration cycle: emigration, remittances, return and immigration.
The results of the empirical work confirm that migration contributes to the development of Costa Rica, but the potential of migration is not fully exploited. One explanation is that, despite the acknowledgement of the links between migration and development in recent legislation and policy, policy makers in Costa Rica do not sufficiently take migration into account in all respective policy areas. Costa Rica therefore needs to adopt a more coherent policy agenda to better integrate migration into development strategies, improve co-ordination mechanisms and strengthen international co-operation, to enhance the contribution of migration to development in the country.
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Youth photo contest guidelines - What do you think the future of work will look like and what do you see yourself doing? What are your aspirations? Send us a picture that represents your aspirations, the way you see the future of work or your future career.
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Youth photo contest - registration form
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The Youth Photo Contest aims to raise awareness on the issue of youth inclusion and well-being of young people, provide an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and aspirations for the future of work, encourage the public and policy makers to act for the future of work, especially promoting the participation of young people and engaging with them as agents of change.
The Youth photo contest aims to raise awareness on the issue of youth inclusion and well-being of young people, provide an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and aspirations for the future of work, encourage the public and policy makers to act for the future of work, especially promoting the participation of young people and engaging with them as agents of change.
The Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries publication is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre. It compiles comparable tax revenue statistics for Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to Asian countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian economies and between OECD and Asian economies.
The fourth annual edition of Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries covers seven countries, including Kazakhstan for the first time. It shows that the tax-to-GDP ratio in all these countries are lower than the OECD average of 34.3% in 2015, which highlights that scope remains for increasing tax mobilisation, especially in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and the Philippines to achieve sustainable growth.
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What People Know and Think About the Sustainable Development Goals Selected Findings from Public Opinion Surveys Compiled by the OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom)
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ENGAGING EVERYONE FOR THE SDGs Side event at 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF)