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.
Perspectives on Global Development 2017 presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries. The report focuses on the latest data on migration between 1995 and 2015, and uses a new three-way categorisation of countries. It describes the recent evolution of migration overall as well as by groups of countries according to their growth performance. It analyses what drives these trends and also studies the special case of refugees.
Tackling the Policy Challenges of Migration: Regulation, Integration, Development (2011)
by Jason Gagnon and David Khoudour-Castéras
This book contributes to the current debate on international migration by focusing on three elements in the standard policy dialogue: the regulation of migration flows, the integration of immigrants, in particular in developing countries, and the impact of labour mobility on development.
Latin American Economic Outlook (2010)
The OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2010 provides a fresh analysis of economic trends in the region with a particular focus on the role that international migration and remittances play in fostering development.
Gaining from Migration: Towards a New Mobility System (2007)
by Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Louka T. Katseli, Gregory Maniatis, Rainer Münz and Demetrios Papademetriou
This report is a summary of recommendations that provide a road map to maximise the potential gains from migration. New ideas are offered for policies related to labour markets, integration, development co-operation and the engagement of diasporas.
Policy Coherence for Development: Migration and Developing Countries (2007)
This flagship publication identifies development bottlenecks caused by incoherent OECD country policies in developing and transition economies. It illustrates the joint impact on growth and poverty reduction of policies in four domains: aid, trade, migration and foreign investment.
Papers and Policy Briefs
by Jason Gagnon and David Khoudour-Castéras
Although South-South migrants face much of the same discrimination and integration challenges as their South-North counterparts, South-South flows need to be analysed from a different standpoint.
by Jason Gagnon
This paper analyses the links between emigration and labour markets in Honduras by exploiting the variation in the labour supply over time. It finds that a 10% increase in emigration from Honduras increased wages in Honduras by around 10%, an increase which is higher than previous findings in other countries, but diminishing over time.
by Fleur Wouterse
This working paper uses an agricultural household model to explore the impact of potential immigration policy reforms on the welfare of rural households in Burkina Faso.
by J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz Filipski
This working paper presents findings from an evaluation of the impacts of immigration policies on the welfare of migrants and their families in migrant-sending countries, focussing on Mexico and Nicaragua (US policies in the first case and US and Costa Rican policies in the second).
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.
by Rainer Münz, Thomas Straubhaar, Florin Vadean and Nadia Vadean
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.
by Louka T. Katseli, Robert E.B. Lucas and Theodora Xenogiani
This paper, focusing mainly on European migration, provides an alternative review that aims to enhance our understanding of migration and its potential role for development.
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 and poverty reduction.
by Louka T. Katseli, Robert E.B. Lucas and Theodora Xenogiani (other languages: FR)
This policy brief highlights the importance of interlinking migration and development policies towards a more effective management of migration.
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.
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.
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.
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