Poverty reduction and social development

Effective Partnerships for Better Migration Management and Development





The OECD Development Centre signed an agreement with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in June 2008 to undertake a three-year project. The Effective Partnerships project aims at carrying-out an in-depth assessment of the migration-development relationship in two critical policy domains:

  • The governance of international migration at the global, regional, national and local levels;
  • The link between migration and labour markets in developing countries.


This assessment involves two geographical focuses: Central America and West Africa.





  • The main output of the Effective Partnerships project is a book, entitled Tackling the Policy Challenges of Migration: Regulation, Integration, Development, which was released in November 2011. The book addresses three policy challenges of international migration: the regulation of flows, the integration of immigrants, in particular in developing countries, and the impact of labour mobility on development. It also lays the foundation of an efficient governance system of international migration based on effective partnerships and relying on four dimensions: international co-operation, decentralisation, inclusiveness, and policy coherence.


Working papers


Final conference

  • The launch of the book "Tackling the Policy Challenges of Migration: Regulation, Integration, Development" was co-organised by the OECD Development Centre and the Intitute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 17 November 2011.




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