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Media Advisory: Launch of How immigrants contribute to Kyrgyzstan's Economy


Launch of How immigrants contribute to Kyrgyzstan's Economy

5 December 2017 at 10H00 A.M Bishkek time / 05H00 A.M Paris time


The International Labour Organisation and the OECD Development Centre will present their joint report How immigrants contribute to Kyrgyzstan's Economy on 5 December 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The report examines empirically how immigrants affect key dimensions  of the country’s economy including: the labour market in terms of labour force and human capital, economic growth, and public finance. It analyses the political and historical context of immigration in Kyrgyzstan and provides recommendations on ways to maximise the impact of immigrants in different contexts through appropriate policy responses. The analysis also assesses whether the presence of foreign-born workers has benefited or harmed the employment opportunities of native-born Kyrgyz workers.

How immigrants contribute to Kyrgyzstan’s economy is part of the joint International Labour Organisation - OECD Development Centre’s comparative project on Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination that is co-financed by the European Union. The nine other countries covered by the project include: Argentina, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa and Thailand.

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Requests for a copy of the report under embargo or for interviews should be directed to Bochra Kriout, ( ; T: +33 (0) 145 24 82 96) at the OECD Development Centre.


Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


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 from receiving embargoed information in the future.


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