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Most countries don't exploit the development potential of migration, the OECD finds

Most countries don't exploit the development potential of migration, the OECD finds

October 14, 2016

The Shared Societies Project Content and Policy Coordinator, Clem McCartney, participated in the Dialogue on the Interrelations between public policies, migration and development, organised by the OECD Development Centre and the European Commission, on 13-14 October 2016.

The results of the empirical work confirm that even though migration contributes to the development of countries of origin and destination alike, most countries do not fully exploit its potential. 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.

 During this important occasion, the Shared Societies Project Content and Policy Coordinator had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Rojas, Executive Director of the Dominican Republic Institute of Migration. Both organizations met with representatives from the OECD in order to strengthen the common work in the Dominican Republic.

The Club de Madrid Shared Societies Project also addresses these issues, and therefore, the links between those two projects are very relevant. More information on the event can be found here.

This event was the opportunity to share and discuss the findings and policy recommendations of a project carried out by the OECD Development Centre, co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum. This project was implemented in ten partner countries: Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Morocco and the Philippines. 

 

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