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Media advisory : Release of the OECD Development Centre’s Perspectives on Global Development 2017


Release of the OECD Development Centre’s Perspectives on Global Development 2017

Monday 12 December 2016 at 11:00 a.m Paris time

The 2017 edition of the Perspectives on Global Development focuses on international migration from the perspective of developing countries. It examines to what extent and how the shifting of economic activity to developing countries has affected migration patterns. The report highlights the many ways that international migration contributes to development, and recommends policies that can help improve the benefits of migration for countries of origin and destination as well as for migrants themselves. A special chapter forecasts four possible scenarios for international migration in 2030.


Highlights from the report will be presented on Sunday 11 December on the occasion of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2016, in Dhaka Bangladesh.


OECD Development Centre’s experts and other speakers participating in the session “What future for international migration in a shifting world?” include:

  • Dominic A. Agyemang, Deputy Director, Ministry of the Interior, Ghana
  • Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director a.i, OECD Development Centre
  • David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre
  • Pietro Mona, Deputy Head, Global Programme Migration and Development, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland


Journalists wishing to attend should register by sending an email to For more information on the Global Forum on Migration and Development, please visit

Perspectives on Global Development 2017: International Migration in a Shifting World 
will be under embargo until Monday 12 December 2016, 11:00 a.m Paris time. Advance copies in English will be available the day before release.

Requests for advance copies or interviews should be directed to Bochra Kriout (tel: +331 45 24 82 96) at the OECD Development Centre’s Press Office.

Follow us during the presentation of the report: #PGD2017, #GFMD


In asking to receive copies under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures.

Please note: The OECD's embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD's embargo rules they will automatically be excluded in the future from receiving embargoed information.


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