This edition of the Development Centre's annual report on policy coherence focuses on migration. The book examines the costs and benefits of migration for developing countries and how these flows can be better organised to yield greater benefits for all parties concerned -- migrant-sending countries, migrant-receiving countries, and the migrants themselves. It takes stock of what we know about the effects of migration on development, and distills from that knowledge a set of policy recommendations for sending and receiving countries alike. It draws on a large number of country and regional case studies co-ordinated by the OECD Development Centre to illustrate the mechanisms that link migration and development: labour-market effects, brain drain, remittances, diaspora networks and return migration.
Table of contents:
Preface Executive Summary Introduction and Overview PART ONE: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION TODAY Chapter 1. Human Mobility in the New Century Chapter 2. International Labour Mobility: A View from the Sending Countries PART TWO: THE MIGRATION CYCLE: ISSUES AND IMPACT FOR SENDING COUNTRIES Chapter 3. Economic Effects of Migration on the Home Country Chapter 4. Departure of Labour: When Does the Home Country Benefit? Chapter 5. The Brain Drain and Negative Social Effects: When is the Home Country Hurt? Chapter 6. Remittances and the Reduction of Vulnerability Chapter 7. Diaspora Networks Chapter 8. Return PART THREE: POLICY COHERENCE FOR MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT Chapter 9. Interlinkages between Migration, Trade, and Aid Chapter 10. What Role for OECD Country Migration Policies? Chapter 11. Integrating International Migration into Development Strategies Chapter 12. Coherence of Policies for More Effective Management