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Migration and development

Cabo Verde - National workshop on "Operationalising a dashboard of indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development"

 

21 July 2015

Praia, Cabo Verde

 

 

Introduction

 

In 2014, the KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Policy and Institutional Coherence developed a dashboard of indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development. The dashboard, intended to be a user-friendly tool, is premised on the understanding that migration-related policies – as well as policies in sectors relevant to migration (such as education, health and trade) – have an impact on how migration affects development and vice-versa. The objective of the dashboard is to help national governments (i) take stock of their existing policies and institutional arrangements in different sectors related to migration and development; and (ii) consider what policies and institutions may be needed to maximise the positive impact of migration on development. This year, the Thematic Working Group is leading a pilot operationalisation of the dashboard in 10 countries, including Cabo Verde. The results of the exercise will be presented in Istanbul at the next Global Forum on Migration and Development in October 2015. 

 

Objectives of the meeting

 

As part of this initiative, the working group organised the national workshop “Operationalising a Dashboard of Indicators for Measuring Policy and Institutional Coherence for Migration and Development: Cabo Verde's experience”, which gathered national stakeholders from government, civil society and academia. During the meeting, participants explored migration and development in the Cabo Verdean context, focusing on how the country's public policies and institutions can help harness migration as an engine of development.

During the meeting, participants actively engaged in discussions on:

  • the dashboard of indicators and its relevance in the Cabo Verdean context; 
  • migration and development as a policy priority in Cabo Verde;
  • policy and institutional co-ordination, particularly between government ministries and between government, civil society and academia;
  • foreseen political and logistical challenges involved in operationalising the dashboard.

The meeting served as a crucial step in the operationalisation of the dashboard, while providing an opportunity for stakeholders to deepen their understanding of and increase their co-operation around migration and development. 

 

Agenda (in Portuguese)

 

 

David Khoudour and Minister Fernandes

Opening remarks were given by Fernanda Fernandes, Cabo Verde's Minister of the Communities, and David Khoudour, 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. 

 

 

plenary - KNOMAD workshop - Praia

During the meeting, participants discussed the need to harness Cabo Verde's emigration as a engine of development and of recognising the growing importance of immigration in the country.

 

Daniel Naujoks - presentation on migration and development
During Session I, Daniel Naujoks, Acting Co-Chair of the KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Policy and Institutional Coherence and Senior Migration Expert at UNDP, gave a presentation on migration and development.