Development Centre


Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development is the result of a project carried out by the European Union and the OECD Development Centre in ten partner countries: Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Morocco and the Philippines. The project aimed to provide policy makers with evidence on the way migration influences specific sectors – labour market, agriculture, education, investment and financial services, and social protection and health – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses four dimensions of the migration cycle: emigration, remittances, return and immigration. The results of the empirical work confirm that migration contributes to the development of countries of origin and destination. However, the potential of migration is not yet fully exploited by the ten partner countries. One explanation is that policy makers do not sufficiently take migration into account in their respective policy areas. To enhance the contribution of migration to development, home and host countries therefore need to adopt a more coherent policy agenda to better integrate migration into development strategies, improve co-ordination mechanisms and strengthen international co-operation.

Published on February 17, 2017Also available in: Spanish, French


Foreword and Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
Assessment and policy recommendations
Conceptual and methodological frameworks
Why integrating migration into sectoral policies matters5 chapters available
Integrating migration and development into labour market policies
Leveraging migration for development in the agricultural sector
Enhancing migration-led development by facilitating investment in education
Strengthening the links between migration, investment, financial services and development
Expanding the coverage of social protection and health services for better migration and development outcomes
Enhancing the contribution of migration to development4 chapters available
Making emigration a better asset for origin countries
Creating an enabling environment to enhance the development impact of remittances
Capitalising on return migration by making it more attractive and sustainable
Boosting immigrants' contribution to development and promoting their integration
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