International migration

Global conference on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development

 

5-6 December 2013

OECD Conference Centre

Paris, France

 

The OECD Development Centre is carrying out the project "Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations", which is co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum. The project aims to enhance the capacity of partner countries to incorporate migration into the design and implementation of their development strategies, through a better understanding of the links between sectoral policies and migration. Implemented in ten partner countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, the project is a state-owned process that is driven by governments willing to explore the links between migration patterns, migration policies and sectoral policies. Final beneficiaries of the project include migrants from and in partner countries, as well as migrant households and communities.

 

On 5-6 December 2013, the OECD Development Centre organised a global conference with its research and government partners from the project countries to discuss the implementation of the project as well as future activities. The specific aim of the conference was to discuss:

 

  •  The conceptual framework of the project

Aiming at improving the understanding of how international migration affects public policies, and conversely, how public policies affect migration, the conceptual framework demonstrates a matrix of possible interlinkages between migration and sectoral policies. This leads to envisage the need to better take into account the interrelations between migration and sectoral development policies.

 

  • The priority sectors to be studied in each country

The ultimate objective of the project is to contribute to the economic and social development of the countries. Public policies, thus, refer to specific sectors considered as key in sustaining economic and social development. The project identifies nine particular sectors that are important for economic growth, social cohesion and sustainability. The priority sectors on which the project should focus to deliver evidence-based analysis in each partner country will be defined.

 

  • The methodological framework for the case studies

The methodological framework developed serve to have common tools to measure: (i) the impact of public policies on migration in the partner countries; and (ii) the implications of decisions adopted in relation to migration on other policy domains and on the socio-economic development of partner countries.

 

 

 

Agenda

 

Thursday, 5 December


Opening remarks

  • Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre
  • Hélène Bourgade, Head of Unit DEVCO B3, Employment, Social Inclusion, Migration, European Commission
  • Imelda M. Nicolas, Chairperson, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Philippines

Session I – Interrelations between public policies and migration: conceptual framework

Presenter:

  • David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Centre

This initial session set the stage for the conference 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.

 

During the meeting, Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas (right), Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, spoke about her country's experiences with promoting positive links between migration and development.

During the meeting, Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas (right), Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, spoke about her country's experiences with promoting positive links between migration and development.

 

Friday, 6 December


Session II – Sharing experiences of partner countries

This session gave policy makers and local partners the opportunity to share their experiences on the interrelations between public policies in prioritised sectors and migration (i.e. emigration/return and immigration). The issue of policy coherence was also discussed. The discussions helped translate the conceptual framework into an effective methodology for measuring the interrelations.

 

During the conference, representatives from local research institutions such as Toni Cela (centre), Country Co-ordinator of Haiti's Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development, had the opportunity to share experiences. 

Country Co-ordinator, Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), Haiti

During the conference, representatives from local research institutions such as Toni Cela (centre), Country Co-ordinator of Haiti's Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development, had the opportunity to share experiences.

Session III – Elaboration of methodological framework

Presenters:

  • Lisa Andersson, Economist, OECD Development Centre
  • Jason Gagnon, Economist, OECD Development Centre
  • Hyeshin Park, Policy Analyst, OECD Development Centre

This session focused on the methodologies used in the fieldwork in the partner countries. It introduced the outline and implementation of the quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews, and presented examples of how the interrelations between migration and the sectoral policies can be captured through empirical data collection.

 

During Session III, Lisa Andersson, Hyeshin Park and Jason Gagnon (left to right) from the OECD Development Centre's Migration and Skills Unit presented the methodological framework for the project.
During Session III, Lisa Andersson, Hyeshin Park and Jason Gagnon (left to right) from the OECD Development Centre's Migration and Skills Unit presented the methodological framework for the project. 

Closing remarks

  • Freddy Montero, Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Interior and the Police, Costa Rica
  • Hélène Bourgade, Head of Unit, Employment, Social Inclusion, Migration, European Commission
  • Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre

 

The final session included closing remarks by Freddy Montero, Deputy Minister of the Interior and the Police in Costa Rica; Hélene Bourgade, Head of the European Commission's Employment, Social Inclusion, Migration Unit; and Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre (left to right).
The final session included closing remarks by Freddy Montero, Deputy Minister of the Interior and the Police in Costa Rica; Hélene Bourgade, Head of the European Commission's Employment, Social Inclusion, Migration Unit; and Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre (left to right). 

 

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Related Documents

 

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations (IPPMD)

Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD)

Workshop: "Strengthening the Migration-Development Nexus through Improved Policy and Institutional Coherence"

Seminar on migration and development with Professor Paul Collier

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe