Migration and development

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

 

Organised by the OECD Development Centre and the European Commission

July 01, 2013

Functions Rooms 1-4, Ground floor of the AIM Conference Center, Benavidez Street

Makati City, Philippines

 

Agenda

 

08:45 – 09:00    Registration

 

09:00 – 09:30    Opening remarks

  • H.E. Ambassador Guy Ledoux, Head of European Union Delegation to the Philippines
  • Secretary Imelda Nicolas, Chairpeson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas
  • Assistant Director General Rosemarie Edillon, National Policy and Planning Staff, National Economic and Development Authority
  • Liberty Casco, Deputy Administrator, Employment and Welfare Office, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

 

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

Presenters:

  • Dr. David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre
  • Ms. 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 the Philippines

Chair: Mr. Marco Boasso, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration - Philippines

Presenters:

  • Dr. Alvin Ang, Director of Research Cluster for Cultural, Educational and Social Issues, University of Santo Tomas
  • Dr. Maruja Milagros B. Asis, Director, Research and Publications Scalabrini Migration Center
  • Ms. Dovelyn Agunias, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute

Focus of the session

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

 

 

IPPMD kick-off workshop, Philippines

From left to right: Hyeshin Park, Policy Analyst, OECD Development Centre; David Khoudour, Head of Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre; Ambassador Guy Ledoux, Head of European Union Delegation to the Philippines; Secretary Imelda Nicolas, Chairperson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas; Rosemarie Edillon, Assistant Director General, National Economic and Development Authority; Liberty Casco, Deputy Administrator, Employment and Welfare Office, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

 

12:20 – 13:30    Lunch break

 

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

Chair: Ms. Myrna Clara Assuncion, Assitant Director, Social Development Staff, National Economic and Development Authority

Presenters:

  • Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas, Chairperson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas
  • Assistant Director General Rosemarie Edillon, National Policy and Planning Staff, National Economic and Development Authority
  • Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme
  • Ms. Estrella Lajom, Head, GFMD Support Unit

Focus of the session

This session focused on current migration policies in the Philippines. In particular, it examined public policies and institutional programmes that foster the human development of migrants and the development potential of emigration. This session also considered the issue of institutional co-ordination between policies and programmes and analysed the role of the Philippines in international discussions on migration and development, particularly the GFMD.

 

15:15 – 15:45    Coffee break

 

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

Chair: Dr. David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre

Panellists:

  • Ms. Estrella Mai Anonuevo, Executive Director, Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative
  • Mr. Ildefonso F. Bagasao, President and CEO, Economic Resource Center for Overseas Filipinos
  • Mr. Renato Villa, Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs

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 the Philippines.

 

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

  • Dr. David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre
  • Secretary Imelda Nicolas, Chairperson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas

 

17:30 – 18:30    Cocktail