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