Thursday, 17 April 2014
Ampang 1, M Floor, GTower Hotel, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The OECD Development Centre initiated a project, co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum, on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development of partner countries. Malaysia is a key potential partner country for this project given the significant weight of migration and its importance for the development of the country. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of partner countries to incorporate migration aspects into the design and implementation of their development strategies, through a better understanding of the links between sectoral policies and migration.
The project specifically aims to:
The project is carried out in the ten partner countries with the full ownership of relevant authorities. It is a state-owned and state-driven process, which implies that the main target group are the governments willing to contribute to the reflections on the link between migration patterns, migration policies and other sectoral policies. Final beneficiaries will be migrants in general from, or in, the partner countries benefitting from improved migration management, but also migrants’ households and communities.
The roundtable will serve as a dialogue platform to introduce what the project entails in further detail and to discuss with all relevant stakeholders in Malaysia the migration-development nexus and the current priorities and policies in place. The workshop will help prioritise key sectors to be studied that can have the most developmental impact through the interrelations between public policies and migration.
|09:00 – 09:30||Opening remarks
|Session I – Interrelations between public policies and migration: conceptual and methodological frameworks|
|09:30 – 10:30||This initial session will set the stage for the workshop by presenting the OECD Development Centre’s project on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development of partner countries. The presentation will cover the project’s objectives, the conceptual framework on the different interactions between public policies, migration and development, as well as the fieldwork methodology.|
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee break|
|Session II – Research priorities and project implementation|
|11:00 – 11:45||The purpose of this session is to identify knowledge gaps related to public policies and migration in Malaysia. The empirical analysis that the project will eventually deliver should serve to assist policy makers in better integrating the migration aspects – and taking into account both emigration and immigration trends – in their development strategies.|
|12:00 - 13:30||Lunch|