Migration and development

Consultation Meeting: “Operationalising a dashboard of indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development”


9 September 2015

Geneva, Switzerland





The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), an initiative co-ordinated by the World Bank, was established in 2013 as a platform for synthesising and generating knowledge and policy expertise around migration and development issues. Within the KNOMAD framework, the Thematic Working Group on Policy and Institutional Coherence – chaired by the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme – seeks to address the need for improved policy and institutional coherence for migration and development (PICMD) in both developed and developing countries.


The Thematic Working Group (TWG) has developed a dashboard of indicators for measuring PICMD. The dashboard – a user-friendly tool for domestic policy makers and other stakeholders such as researchers, civil society and international organisations – aims to measure to what extent public policies and institutional arrangements promote positive migration and development outcomes.


This year, the TWG is working alongside governments to operationalise the dashboard across different country contexts. The operationalisation exercise aims to help countries:

  • take stock of their existing policies and institutional arrangements in different sectors related to migration and development;
  • consider what policies and institutions may be needed to maximise the positive impact of migration on development.


Objectives of the meeting

This meeting, which gathered representatives from pilot countries, experts and civil society members, served as an opportunity to (i) present ongoing progress on the dashboard initiative; and (ii) discuss the content of the dashboard and how the preliminary results of the operationalisation would be presented at the 8th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).