International migration policies and data

Monitoring migration


‌‌International Migration Outlook

OECD flagship publication on migration

This publication provides an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and two analytical chapters, covering the labour market integration of immigrants  and their children (how to develop, activate and use migrants' skills) and the management of labour migration (how to define smart policies to support economic growth). 



Regional monitoring of migration



  • 2015 ADBI/OECD/ILO Roundtable on Labour Migration in Asia (forthcoming)

         See also: 201120122013, 2014 



  • The Continuous Reporting System on International Migration in the Americas (SICREMI): second report

This report summarizes major policy and practical issues discussed by international and Asian experts at the Fourth Roundtable on Labor Migration: Building Human Capital across Borders. The event was co-organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Tokyo from 27 to 28 January 2014. Drawing on the most recent data, the report outlines the trends in labor migration within Asia and between Asia and other — particularly OECD  countries. It also reviews the links between migration and human capital development and includes an overview of national initiatives and bilateral agreements on this issue. A review of the evidence on the impact of migration on family members "left behind" focuses on the health and education of children in households with a missing, migrant parent. Two statistical annexes provide the latest data on international migration flows within and from Asia, tracking the trends of labor migration in the region. See the agenda and download the presentations



Labour Migration, Skills & Student Mobility in Asia:

This report is a summary of the major policy issues raised at discussions among experts and practitioners from various international organizations and several Asian countries at the “Third Roundtable on Labor Migration: Assessing Labor Market Requirements for Foreign Workers and Policies for Regional Skills Mobility.”

The roundtable was co-organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the OECD, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bangkok from 23 to 25 January 2013. See the agenda and download the presentations


Managing Migration to Support Inclusive and Sustainable Growth:

This joint ADBI-OECD report based on the 2012 Roundtable highlights the dynamics and challenges of international migration between OECD and developing Asian countries as well as intra-Asian migration.


OECD migration databases 

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