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What Role for OECD Country Migration Policies?

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Improving the management of migration requires that sending and receiving countries enter into sustainable partnerships. For this to happen, migrant‐receiving countries in the OECD need to look at their migration‐related policies through a development lens and consider the consequences for development of migrants' home countries. The design and implementation of migration policy and of development co‐operation must be interlinked better to achieve the aims of both. More coherent policies can help transform a brain drain into brain gain and increase the benefits for sending countries from the mobility of the low‐skilled. These policies must exploit the potential of circular migration as well as address the challenges of irregular migration.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: March 1, 2008

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