Event type
Seminar

Leveraging Economic Migration for Development

September
11
,
2019
Time
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Venue
World Bank, JB1- 080
Location
Washington DC
Event description

This publication provides an overview of how the World Bank Group can leverage economic migration for development, based on a recent briefing to the World Bank’s Board of Directors. It provides an update on data, drivers, and impacts; discusses recent changes in international governance, including the adoption of the Global Compact on Migration; describes World Bank Group activities during FY2017–19; and suggests future areas of activity. Migration is set to increase, driven by income gaps, demographic imbalances, and climate change. The World Bank Group can complement global efforts by (i) supporting safe and regular (legal) labor mobility, (ii) supporting the migration-related indicators specified in the Sustainable Development Goals (reducing recruitment costs paid by migrant workers, reducing remittance costs, leveraging remittances, and mobilizing diaspora resources for development), (iii) generating knowledge for policy making, and (iv) supporting global partnerships.

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Speakers

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President – 2030 Development Agenda – UN Relations and Partnerships, World Bank

Michal RutkowskiGlobal Director and Head of Practice Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

Dilip RathaHead of KNOMAD, Lead Economist, Migration and Remittances, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

ChairAnnette DixonVice President – Human Development, World Bank

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