International migration occupies a prominent place in public debate in both OECD and non‐OECD countries. But while many countries of destination increasingly perceive immigration as a threat to social cohesion and try to limit migration inflows, a growing number
of countries of origin include emigration in their development strategies, implicitly advocating more labour mobility. The current governance of migration is therefore characterised by a lack of international co‐operation, which could be detrimental not only for the
countries of emigration, but also for those of transit and destination.