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Migration and development

Expert Meeting: “Operationalising a dashboard of indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development”

 

10-11 June 2015

The Hague, the Netherlands

 

 

Introduction

 

The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), an initiative co-ordinated by the World Bank, was established in 2013 as a platform for synthesising and generating knowledge and policy expertise around migration and development issues. Within the KNOMAD framework, the Thematic Working Group on Policy and Institutional Coherence – chaired by the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme – seeks to address the need for improved policy and institutional coherence for migration and development (PICMD) in both developed and developing countries.

 

The Thematic Working Group (TWG) has developed a dashboard of indicators for measuring PICMD. The dashboard – a user-friendly tool for domestic policy makers and other stakeholders such as researchers, civil society and international organisations – aims to measure to what extent public policies and institutional arrangements promote positive migration and development outcomes.

 

This year, the TWG is working alongside governments to operationalise the dashboard across different country contexts. The operationalisation exercise aims to help countries:

  • take stock of their existing policies and institutional arrangements in different sectors related to migration and development;
  • consider what policies and institutions may be needed to maximise the positive impact of migration on development.

 

Objectives of the meeting

 

On June 10-11 2015, the TWG organised an international expert meeting on the operationalisation of the dashboard of indicators. The meeting served as an opportunity to discuss the content of the dashboard and how it could be improved to be increasingly relevant as a tool for countries of origin and destination. More specifically, during the event participants were asked to: 

  • Assess the content of the dashboard indicators;
  • Discuss the weighting of the indicators;
  • Consider how to operationalise the dashboard in different country contexts, amid data constraints and other challenges;
  • Identify other areas of improvement for the dashboard and its continued operationalisation.  

 

Agenda

List of participants

 

 

Opening remarks by David Khoudour - KNOMAD expert meeting - The Hague - June 2015

David Khoudour (centre), Chair of the KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Policy and Institutional Coherence and Head of the Migration and Skills Unit at the OECD Development Centre, kicked off the meeting with an introduction to the dashboard of indicators and its objectives.

 

 

Daniel Naujoks - KNOMAD expert meeting - The Hague - June 2015

During the meeting, Daniel Naujoks (centre), Acting Co-Chair of the KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Policy and Institutional Coherence and Senior Migration Expert at UNDP, led a discussion on the methodological challenges associated with operationalising the dashboard of indicators. 

 

 

KNOMAD expert meeting - The Hague - June 2015 - small group on costs of migration
Alessandra Venturini (left), Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute, Elaine McGregor (centre), Researcher at UNU-Merit and the Maastricht Graduate School of Govnernance, and Andrea Anolin (right), Executive Assistant to the Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, discussing indicators on lowering the costs of migration. 

 

 

KNOMAD expert meeting - The Hague - June 2015

During the meeting, participants broke into small working groups to discuss the various indicators of the dashboard.

 

 

KNOMAD expert meeting, The Hague, June 2015

The expert meeting gathered international experts from different disciplines, representatives of international organisations and civil society, and policy makers to discuss the operationalisation of the dashboard of indicators.