Perspectives du développement mondial

Perspectives on Global Development 2017: Second Expert meeting on International migration in a shifting world


25-26 January 2016

OECD Headquarters, Paris

Agenda | Programme

Since its initiation in 2010, the OECD Development Centre’s Perspectives on Global Development series has investigated the increasing economic weight of developing countries in the world economy, a phenomenon we refer to as “shifting wealth”. Each edition has examined the effect of this trend on development, focusing on different policy concerns, from social cohesion (2012) and industrial policy (2013) to the middle-income trap (2014). The next edition of Perspectives on Global Development will focus on the issue of international migration and development in the context of shifting wealth.

The report aims to elucidate recent patterns in international migration, to analyse the impacts of migration on developing countries of both origin and destination, to explore possible future scenarios of international migration, and to develop public policy recommendations adapted to the opportunities and challenges revealed by the report.

The experts’ meeting was used to review the draft chapters of the Perspectives on Global Development report and to develop the potential public policy responses to the challenges that the report identifies.

As well as examining recent trends in migration, the 2016 edition of Perspectives on Global Development will take a forward-looking perspective to explore alternative future scenarios for migration and their implications for development. In particular, the report will seek to include the perspectives of developing countries that experience significant immigration.

The meeting gathered experts from academic institutions and different international, multilateral and civil society organisations from around the world to discuss the conceptual framework of the report. 




Monday, 25 January 2016

Opening remarks and presentation of the PGD 2016


  • Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff 
  • H. E. Ambassador Pierre Duquesne, Permanent Representative of France to the OECD and Chair of the Development Centre Governing Board
  • Carl Dahlman, OECD Development Centre


Session 1: Global trends and migration composition 

Moderator: Theodora Xenogiani, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Presenter: David Khoudour, OECD Development Centre


  • Çağlar Özden, World Bank (by video link)
  • Hillel Rapoport, Paris School of Economcis 

Followed by open discussion


Session 2: Shifting wealth, shifting migration patterns 

Moderator: Carl Dahlman, OECD Development Centre

Presenter: Amandine Aubry, OECD Development Centre


  • Michel Beine, University of Luxembourg 
  • Alessandra Venturini, Migration Policy Center  

Followed by open discussion


Break-out session 3a: Drivers and effects of migration policies

Moderator: Markus Reisle, Swiss Agency for Development Co-operation 

Presenter: Giovanni Facchini, School of Economics, University of Nottingham


  • Serge Weber, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée 
  • Catherine Withol de Wenden, CNRS

Followed by open discussion 


Break-out session 3b: Sectoral development policies and migration flows 

Moderator: Camilla Hagstroem, European Commission

Presenter: Jason Gagnon, OECD Development Centre


  • Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development (by video link)
  • Lisa Chauvet, IRD/DIAL

Followed by open discussion 


Break-out session 4a: Remittances and development: the role of public policies 

Moderator: El Mouhoub Mouhoud, Université paris/Dauphine  

Presenter: Lisa Andersson, OECD Development Centre


  • Flore Gubert, DIAL  
  • Melissa Siegel, Maastricht University 

Followed by open discussion 


Break-out session 4b: The economic impact of immigration in developing countries 

Moderator: Thomas Liebig, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Presenter: Sarah Kups and Marcus Böhme, OECD Development Centre


  • Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), UMR DIAL
  • Ramón Mahía, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Followed by open discussion 


DEV TALK on Smart development policy toward high-skill migration 

Chaired by: Catherine Vennard, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board Bureau, OECD Development Centre; First Secretary, Embassy of Peru 

Speaker: Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development 


  • Carl Dahlman, OECD Development Centre
  • David Khoudour, OECD Development Centre

Followed by Q&A


  PGD DEV TALK Michael Clemens 25 Jan 2016  
  At the end of the day, Michael Clemens, from the Center for Global Development,
debated the "Smart development policy toward high-skill migration" 


Tuesday, 26 January 2016


Break-out session 5a: Return migration: what role for origin countries' public policies  

Moderator: Cécile Rialland, JMDI  

Presenter: Hyeshin Park, OECD Development Centre


  • Jean-Baptiste Meyer, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Jackline Wahba, Univeristy of Southampton  


Break-out session 5b: The Social and environmental impact of immigration in developing countries 

Moderator: Natalia Popova, ILO

Presenter: Shinyoung Jeon, OECD Development Centre


  • Sarah Gammage, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) 
  • Indrajit Roy, IMI and University of Oxford 


Session 6: The futur of migration: a scenorio-based approach 

Moderator: Rachel Scott, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD

Presenter: Carl Dahlman, OECD Development Centre


  • François Gemenne, Politics of the Earth, Sciences Po - Medialab and FNRS, ULg - CEDEM  
  • Alice Szczepanikova, Joint Research Centre, European Commission  


Session 7: Public policies, migration and development: What's next? 

Participants were asked to join two roundtable discussions and develop innovative policy recommendations focusing on specific migration-related policy challenges. Eeach participant will be able to choose among the six following topics:  

1. Demographic imbalances
2. Competition for skills
3. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
4. Environment
5. Gender
6. Refugees


Reporting from roundtables 

Rapporteurs from each roundtable will report back on the policy recommendations suggested by participants. Moderators: 


Summing up and closing remarks

Carl Dahlman, Head of Global Development, OECD Development Centre

Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre 

Douglas Frantz, OECD Deputy Secretary General