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Towards an Objective-Driven System of Smart Labor Migration Management

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  • Holzmann, Robert


    (World Bank)

  • Pouget, Yann

    (World Bank)

This policy note offers motivation as well as game plan how to achieve a coherent and mutually beneficial labor migration system. It argues that migrant workers may importantly contribute to economic growth and development both in sending and receiving countries if they find the enabling conditions. To achieve a potential win-win-win situation requires (i) a sustainable migration management system that takes into account the interests of the various stakeholders involved; (ii) a clear identification and articulation of objectives and interests in migration by the key stakeholders based on a common conceptual framework on migration and development: (iii) regional and bilateral coordination mechanisms to balance these not necessarily converging objectives and reach comprise under labor agreements and policies; and (iv) evidence-based effective polices and public and private sector interventions to achieve the objectives that are known and applied at the level of sending, receiving, returning and circulation.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Policy Papers with number 20.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
Handle: RePEc:iza:izapps:pp20
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  1. Rosario, Teresita del., 2008. "Best practices in social insurance for migrant workers : the case of Sri Lanka," ILO Working Papers 994111613402676, International Labour Organization.
  2. repec:ilo:ilowps:411161 is not listed on IDEAS
  3. Holzmann, Robert & Munz, Rainer, 2004. "Challenges and opportunities of international migration for the EU, its member states, neighboring countries, and regions : a Policy Note," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 30160, The World Bank.
  4. Neil G. Ruiz, 2008. "Managing Migration : Lessons from the Philippines," World Bank Other Operational Studies 11016, The World Bank.
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