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New waves of migration: are developing countries ready?

Event by OECD Development Centre.
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Online event.

Migration needs to take a front seat in development agenda’s moving forward. Migration boosts the number of people of working-age in a country, helps to fill shortages and diversifies economies, which can encourage more trade and investment. Yet, global development agendas have, up-to-this-point, failed to adequately integrate the role of human mobility into country strategies for growth and wellbeing. Can developing countries turn the tide and take full advantage of the new waves of migration as a driver of development?

This panel of experts will explore this question, drawing on the OECD and the World Bank’s work on migration and development, as well as on research and insights from the new African Union African Migration Observatory, the United Nations University and the Migration for development and equality (MIDEQ) hub.