Poverty reduction and social development

Migration at the Development Centre - Publications


International Labour Mobility - Opportunity or Risk for Developing Countries? (PDF, 485Kb, other languages: FR | DE)
By Denis Drechsler
Migration is an integral part of globalisation. In the OECD, the percentage of people living outside their home countries more than doubled between 1985 and 2005. However, migration from developing to developed countries has also increased markedly, with important consequences on countries' development prospects.


Policy Coherence for Development: Migration and Developing Countries (launch: November 2007)
First annual "Policy Coherence for Development" flagship publication, presenting experiences and lessons learned of how migration can promote development. Based on selected country case studies, this book gives concrete policy recommendations for migrant sending and receiving countries to better organise the flow of people in order to maximise the benefits of migration.


Gaining from Migration: Towards a New Mobility System
By Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Louka T. Katseli, Gregory Maniatis, Rainer Münz and Demetrios Papademetriou
Final report of the "Gaining from Migration" project, featuring several policy recommendations to better manage the global system of labour mobility.


Effects of Migration on Sending Countries: What Do We Know? (PDF, 814Kb, English only)
Working Paper n° 250 - 27-Jun-2006.
By Louka T. Katseli, Robert E.B. Lucas and Theodora Xenogiani.
This paper, focusing mostly on European migration, provides an evaluative review which aims to enhance our understanding of migration and its potential role for development.


Migration Policy and its Interactions with Aid, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment Policies: A Background Paper (PDF, 747Kb, English only)
Working Paper n° 249 - 26-Jun-2006
By Theodora Xenogiani.
It is recognised that migration can, under certain conditions, generate important net gains for the migrants’ home countries. These gains may be in terms of growth, poverty reduction.


Policies for Migration and Development: A European perspective (PDF, 904Kb)
Policy Brief n° 30 - 01-Oct-2006
By Louka T. Katseli, Robert E.B. Lucas and Theodora Xenogiani
This Policy Brief highlights the importance of interlinking migration and development policies towards a more effective management of migration.

Version française : Politiques migratoires et développement: Une perspective Européenne. 


Migration, Aid and Trade: Policy coherence for development (PDF, 833Kb)
Policy Brief n° 28 - 01-Sep-2006
By Jeff Dayton-Johnson and Louka T. Katseli
The policy coherence for development agenda seeks to highlight the interactions among various policy domains and instruments (including aid, investment, migration, trade) and their joint impact upon developing countries.

Version française : Migration, aide et commerce : plus de cohérence en faveur du développement.


What are the migrants’ contributions to employment and growth? A European approach (PDF, 146 Kb, English only)
By Rainer Münz and Thomas Straubhaar
In order to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities of globalisation, European policy makers recognise that the EU has to become a more innovative and competitive economic player. One important tool for achieving this goal is immigration.


New Migration Thinking for a New Century (PDF, 180 Kb, English only)
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Doris Meissner
More countries are now significant players in the international migration system than at any time in history. For the biggest players, migration is sufficiently large to be fueling rapid, profound, and highly visible social and cultural change. The vast majority of advanced industrial democracies are such players and the resulting transformation is happening almost literally before people’s eyes.


What are the requirements for migrants' effective integration? (PDF, 138 Kb, English only)
By Marco Martiniello
The European Union displays a wide variety of ethno-cultural and national affiliations and identities. It has entered a process of “diversification of its diversity”, which calls for a specific European debate about European forms of diversity management.


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