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Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines

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Published on May 30, 2017

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Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines is the result of a project carried out by the Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) and the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and with support from the European Union. The project aimed to provide policy makers with evidence on the way migration influences specific sectors – the labour market, agriculture, education and investment and financial services – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses three dimensions of the migration cycle that have become an important part of the country's social and economic contexts: emigration, remittances and return.

The results of the empirical work confirm that even though migration contributes to the development of the Philippines, the potential of migration is not fully exploited. One explanation is that, despite its advancement in understanding the link between migration and development which is reflected in the Philippine Development Plan, not all policy makers in the Philippines take migration sufficiently into account in their respective policy areas. The Philippines therefore needs to adopt a more coherent policy agenda and better integrate migration into their sectoral strategies to enhance the contribution of migration to development in the country.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Facts and figures of the Philippines
Executive summary
Assessment and policy recommendations in the Philippines
The Philippines' migration landscape
Understanding the methodological framework used in the Philippines
Migration and the labour market in the Philippines
Migration and agriculture in the Philippines
Migration and education in the Philippines
Migration, investment and financial services in the Philippines
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LAUNCH EVENT

Launch of the report : "Making the most of migration in developing countries: What role for public policies?", 14 June 2017, Manila, Philippines.

MEDIA NOTE

14 June 2017 - The Philippines stands to benefit from further integration of migration into sectoral and national development strategiessays new joint OECD Development Centre – Scalabrini Migration Center report

LOCAL PARTNERS

Government focal point: Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Local research partner: Scalabrini Migration Center

PAST EVENTS

     *     5 - 6 December 2016 - Dialogue on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development Report in the Philippines, Manila, The Philippines

     *     9 July 2015 - Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines, Manila, the Philippines.

     *     1 July 2013 - Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines, AIM Conference Centre, Makati City, Philippines



Find out more about the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development (IPPMD) project