Migration and development

Cambodia - Workshop on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development

 

Organised by the OECD Development Centre and the European Commission

26 November 2013

Hotel Cambodiana, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

 

Agenda

08:45 – 09:00    Registration

 

09:00 – 09:30    Opening remarks

  • Mr. Larry Strange, Executive Director of Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI)
  • H.E. Mr. Jean-François Cautain, Ambassador of the European Union to the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • H.E. Mr. Ngy Chanphal, Secretary of State, Ministry of Interior and Vice Chair of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD)

 

09:30 – 10:15    Session I – Interrelations between public policies and migration: conceptual framework

Chair: Mr. Hay Younell, Director of Police Technical Equipment Research Department, Ministry of Interior

Presenters:

  • David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre
  • Hyeshin Park, Policy Analyst, OECD Development Centre

Focus of the session

This initial session 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 covered the project’s objectives as well as a conceptual framework on the different interactions between public policies, migration and development.

 

10:15 – 10:35    Coffee break

10:35 – 12:20    Session II – Analysis of the migration-development nexus in Cambodia

Chair: Mr. Lim Tith, National Project Coordinator, UNIAP Cambodia

Presenters:

  • Mr. Roth Vathana, CDRI
  • Ms. Hak Sochanny, Analyzing Development Issues Center (ADIC)
  • Dr. Tong Kimsun, CDRI

Focus of the session

Migration can be an important enabler for development, but it can also prevent emigration countries from adopting adequate structural reforms. This session focused on both the benefits and costs of migration in terms of economic and social development.

 

12:20 – 13:30    Lunch break

 

13:30 – 15:15    Session III – From migration to development: policy and institutional co-ordination

 Chair: H.E. Mr. San Vathana, Deputy Director General/Council of Agriculture and Rural Development-CARD

Presenters:

  • H.E. Mr. Heng Suor, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MOLVT)
  • H.E. Ms. Chou Bun Eng, Secretary of State of Ministry of Interior (MOI)
  • Mr. Max Tunon, Senior Programme Officer / Project Coordinator for the ILO TRIANGLE project

Focus of the session

 

This session focused on the current migration policies in Cambodia. In particular, it examined public policies and institutional programmes that foster the human development of migrants and the development potential of emigration. During the session, participants also discussed institutional co-ordination between policies and programmes and how Cambodia tackles the issue of immigration. 

 

15:15 – 15:45    Coffee break

 

15:45 – 17:15    Session IV: Identifying knowledge gaps and defining research priorities

Chair: Dr. David Khoudour, OECD Development Centre

Panellists:

  • H.E. Mr. Ros Seilava, Under Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Mr. Chan Sophal, Former Director of CEA
  • Mr. Silas Everett, The Asia Foundation 

Focus of the session

 

This session focused on identifying knowledge gaps on the interrelations between public policies and migration as well as on prioritising the sectors on which the project should focus in Cambodia. 

 

17:15 – 17:30    Closing remarks and next steps

  • H.E. Mr. Ros Seilava, Under Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Dr. David Khoudour, OECD Development Centre

 

17:30 – 18:30    Cocktail