Migration and development

Focus

  • Launch of Perspectives on Global Development 2017

    The 2017 Perspectives on Global Development presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries. The report focuses on the latest data on migration between 1995 and 2015, and uses a new three-way categorisation of countries.

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  • Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations (IPPMD)

    Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations (IPPMD) is a project aims to enhance partner countries’ capacity to incorporate migration into the design and implementation of their development strategies. The project seeks to better understand how international migration affects non-migration related public policies, and conversely, how these affect migration.

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  • Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination (ECLM)

    Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination (ECLM) is a project aimed at assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination. The project, co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum, seeks to arrive at a reliable and evidence-based understanding of how immigration affects the economies of a number of low-income and middle-income countries.

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By exploring the link between international migration and development, the work of the Development Centre demonstrates the important gains from migration for migrants themselves, as well as for countries of origin and destination.


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Drivers and impacts of migration

 

South-South migration

 

Migration and gender

 

Public policies, migration
and development

Our work investigates the forces and dynamics that propel people to move – the drivers of migration  and the manifold aspects of migration’s impact on development.

 

Given that South-South migration – accounting for 36% of global migration – differs from migration to OECD countries in important ways, our work seeks to help policy makers create policies that address South-South migration and are in line with comprehensive development strategies.

 

Our work examines the relationship between migration and gender and the associated policy implications. We explore in particular the determinants of female migration, the impact of migration on women’s empowerment and their human rights, as well as gender-specific experiences of migration.

 

Public policies play a key role in maximising the benefits and minimising the costs of migration, both in countries of origin and destination. We explore the value of incorporating migration into development strategies and ensuring policy coherence for development.