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  • 15-February-2018

    English

    Massive data gaps leave refugee, migrant and displaced children in danger and without access to basic services

    Gaps in data covering refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and internally displaced populations are endangering the lives and well-being of millions of children on the move, warned five UN and partner agencies today.

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  • 24-January-2018

    Spanish

    El Centro de Desarrollo de la OCDE y la OIT llaman a aprovechar la contribución de los migrantes a fin de fomentar la transformación económica

    De qué manera los migrantes contribuyen a las economías de los países en desarrollo muestra que las percepciones negativas con frecuencia son injustificadas. El informe señala que los migrantes no constituyen una carga para las economías de los países de destino; su impacto sobre los mercados laborales, el crecimiento económico y las finanzas públicas con frecuencia es positivo aunque relativamente limitado.

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  • 24-January-2018

    English

    OECD Development Centre and ILO call for tapping immigrants’ contribution to foster economic transformation

    How immigrants contribute to developing countries’ economies shows that negative perceptions are often unjustified. It points out that immigrants are no burden on the economies of host countries, and that in developing countries, their impact on labour markets, economic growth and public finance is generally positive although relatively limited.

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  • 24-January-2018

    English

    How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies

    How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies is the result of a project carried out by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization, with support from the European Union. The report covers the ten partner countries: Argentina, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa and Thailand. The project, Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination, aimed to provide empirical evidence – both quantitative and qualitative – on the multiple ways immigrants affect their host countries.The report shows that labour migration has a relatively limited impact in terms of native-born workers’ labour market outcomes, economic growth and public finance in the ten partner countries. This implies that perceptions of possible negative effects of immigrants are often unjustified. But it also means that most countries of destination do not sufficiently leverage the human capital and expertise that immigrants bring. Public policies can play a key role in enhancing immigrants’ contribution to their host countries’ development.
  • 17-January-2018

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  • 17-January-2018

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  • 17-January-2018

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    Agenda of the conference - How Immigrants Contribute - 24-25 January 2018

    How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries’ Economies - 24-25 January 2018 - OECD Conference Centre in Paris. Overview of the conference.

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  • 15-January-2018

    English

    The International Forum on Migration Statistics

    The first International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) will showcase the most innovative research and initiatives to measure population mobility and generate timely statistics. This unique Forum, co-organised by the OECD, IOM and UNDESA, will also create synergies between all stakeholders and perspectives, with representatives from 'origin', ‘transit’ and 'host' countries of migrants.

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  • 15-January-2018

    English

    International Forum on Migration Statistics

    It is my pleasure to open the inaugural OECD-IOM-UNDESA International Forum on Migration Statistics. We have a lot of ground to cover! The Forum includes over 240 high-level speakers and 700 registered participants from more than 90 countries. A warm welcome to you all, including those following us live on the web.

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