Organised by the OECD Development Centre and the European Commission
Thursday, 28 May 2015
The OECD Development Centre and the European Commission will organise a consultation meeting on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development in Georgia. The event will take place on the 28 May 2015, from 9.00 to 18.00 in Tbilisi.
In January 2013, the OECD launched the project "Interrelations between public policies, migration and development of partner countries: case studies and policy recommendations", which aims at enhancing the capacity of ten partner countries 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 policies affect migration. The project is co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum and managed by the OECD Development Centre.
Given the significant weight of emigration and its importance for the development of the country, Georgia is one of the ten countries involved in the project. The other partner countries are Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Morocco and the Philippines. The State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI) serves as the focal point for this project in Georgia, which aims to provide empirical evidence on the interrelations between migration and public policies based on quantitative and qualitative fieldwork. The methodological framework was developed by the OECD Development Centre and implemented in Georgia by the CRRC-Georgia.
The consultation meeting served as a platform to bring together all relevant stakeholders in Georgia to discuss preliminary findings and open a dialogue on different points of views and interpretations. The meeting contributed to enriching the analysis at the country level, and offered an opportunity to openly discuss the project’s early results.
|During the meeting, the OECD research team presented the preliminary findings of the project to a group of Georgian stakeholders, including policy makers and academic experts.|