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Perspectives on Global Development 2017

International Migration in a Shifting World

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Published on December 12, 2016

Also available in: French

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Perspectives on Global Development 2017 presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries. The report focuses on the latest data on migration between 1995 and 2015, and uses a new three-way categorisation of countries. It describes the recent evolution of migration overall as well as by groups of countries according to their growth performance.It analyses what drives these trends and also studies the special case of refugees. It examines the impact on migration of migration policies as well as various sectoral policies in developing countries of origin as well as of destination, and studies the impact of migration on these countries. The report also develops four illustrative future scenarios of migration in 2030 and recommends policies that can help improve the benefits of migration for origin and destination countries, as well as for migrants. Better data, more research and evidence-based policy action are needed to prepare for expected increases in the number of migrants from developing countries. More needs to be done to avoid situations that lead to refugee spikes as well as to foster sustainable development.

SUMMARIESavailable in 26 languages

English Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in English)
French Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in French) Perspectives du développement mondial 2017
Spanish Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Spanish) Perspectivas de desarrollo mundial 2017
German Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in German) Perspektiven zur globalen Entwicklung 2017
Japanese Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Japanese) 世界開発の展望2017 
Italian Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Italian) Prospettive sullo sviluppo globale 2017
Chinese Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Chinese) 2017全球发展展望
Czech Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Czech) Pohled na globální vývoj v roce 2017
Danish Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Danish) Perspektiver for global udvikling 2017
Dutch Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Dutch) Perspectieven op mondiale ontwikkeling 2017
Estonian Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Estonian) Globaalse arengu väljavaated 2017
Finnish Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Finnish) Globaalin kehityksen näkymät 2017
Greek Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Greek) Προοπτικές για την παγκόσμια ανάπτυξη 2017
Hebrew Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Hebrew) נקודות מבט על התפתחות גלובלית 2017
Hungarian Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Hungarian) A globális fejlődés kilátásai 2017
Icelandic Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Icelandic) Rýnt í hnattræna þróun 2017
Korean Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Korean) 2017년 글로벌 개발 전망
Latvian Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Latvian) Pasaules attīstības perspektīvas 2017
Norwegian Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Norwegian) Perspektiver på global utvikling 2017
Polish Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Polish) Perspektywy globalnego rozwoju 2017
Portuguese Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Portuguese) Perspetivas sobre o Desenvolvimento Mundial 2017
Russian Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Russian) Перспективы глобального развития 2017
Slovak Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Slovak) Pohľad na svetový vývoj na rok 2017
Slovene Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Slovenian) Pogledi na globalno dogajanje 2017
Swedish Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Swedish) Perspektiv på global utveckling 2017
Turkish Perspectives on Global Development 2017 (Summary in Turkish) 2017 Küresel Kalkınma Perspektifleri

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial: Realising the potential of migration and development
Executive summary
Overview: International migration and development in a shifting world
Shifting wealth: Trends, implications and prospects
Recent trends in international migration
Key drivers of recent international migration
How public policies affect migration flows
A new refugee era
The development impact of migration in origin countries
Impacts of immigration to developing countries
Four possible scenarios for international migration in 2030
Classification of countries
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Presentation Of the Report

The report was presented during the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on December 11th 2016. 
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Related events

First Experts' Meeting - February 2015  
Second Experts' Meeting - January 2016 

Previous Editions

Perspectives on Global Development 2014 - Boosting productivity to meet the middle-income challenge
Perspectives on Global Development 2013 - Industrial Policies in a Changing World

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