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Integrating International Migration into Development Strategies

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Migrant‐sending countries are encouraged to look at their national development policies through a migration lens. Sending countries must address their regulatory frameworks and ask whether their macroeconomic policies, human resource management, higher education, infrastructure investment and "South‐South" regional initiatives facilitate adjustment and the redeployment of their human resources in the face of increased mobility, as well as harnessing migrants' skills for development. Both migrants and returnees must be consulted in the formulation of co‐development policy. Various initiatives exist such as ensuring that the highly trained return, that returnees benefit, that they are gainfully employed and that they participate in the social and economic development of their communities.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2007-11-01

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