The OECD Development Centre signed an agreement with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in June 2008 to undertake a three-year project. The Effective Partnerships project aims at carrying-out an in-depth assessment of the migration-development relationship in two critical policy domains:
This assessment involves two geographical focuses: Central America and West Africa.
The OECD Development Centre and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana co-organised a workshop on "Immigrant Integration in Ghana" on 8 December, 2010 in Accra, Ghana.
The OECD Development Centre organised a workshop on "Migration in West Africa: Governance and Links to Labour Markets" on 25 March 2010, in Dakar, Senegal.