Links between Migration and Economic Development of the Developing Regions: Potential roles for Official Development Assistance
Current debates in Sweden on foreign affairs, development assistance and migration policy lacks a narrative about migration as a historically natural and integral part of international development. A new publication from the Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi) and the Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) intends to fill that gap, by providing an overview of what is known—and not known—about the links between migration and economic development in developing countries.
Based on recent research, this overview points to how the role of migration in development can be considered in official development assistance (ODA). Focus is also on the potential roles for ODA in reaching the targets of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).
The overview, Links between Migration and Economic Development of Developing Regions: Potential Roles for Official Development Assistance, is written by Professor Robert E.B. Lucas, Boston University, and will be launched at a seminar in Stockholm on Monday, 19th August 2019. At the seminar, Professor Lucas will present the report, after which a panel of experts will exchange ideas, views and experiences on the topic.
Links between Migration and Economic Development of the Developing Regions:
Potential roles for Official Development Assistance
The report (in English, with a summary in Swedish) and a Policy Brief can be downloaded from Delmi’s website in connection with the seminar.