Dominican Republic

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development: Case Studies and Policy Recommendations (IPPMD)

 

Français  / español 

 

About

 

Methodology

 

Partner Countries

 

Events

 

Timeline

 

Contact Us

 

  

Map for the project "Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development" (IPPMD)



About


 Back to top

 

The European Union and the OECD Development Centre have been implementing a project on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development (IPPMD) since 2013. This large and empirically based project is being conducted in ten developing countries with significant emigration or immigration rates – Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Morocco and the Philippines. The project aims to provide policy makers with evidence of the untapped development potential embodied in migration and the role of a range of sectoral policies in realising this potential.

The IPPMD team designed a conceptual framework that links four dimensions of migration (emigration, remittances, return migration and immigration) and five key policy sectors: the labour market, agriculture, education, investment and financial services, and social protection and health.

 

 

Migration and sectoral development policies: A two-way relationship 

   IPPMD_Migration and sectoral development policies_visual  

 

Methodology


 Back to top

The methodological framework developed by the OECD Development Centre and the data collected by its local research partners together offer an opportunity to fill significant knowledge gaps in the field of international migration and development. The IPPMD sheds light on how the two-way relationship between migration and public policies affects development.

Quantitative and qualitative tools were used in all countries over the same period of time period (2014-2015), allowing for comparisons across countries. The combined tools create a large new body of primary data about the ten partner countries.

  IPPMD methodology  

 

  • A household survey covered on average around 2 000 households in each country. Overall, more than 20 500 households were interviewed for the project. 

The survey included a number of core modules related to education, employment, household expenditures, business activities and agriculture. And also specific migration modules related to immigration, emigration, remittances and return migration, as well as specific questions on policy programmes in each country.

 

   Burkina Faso IPPMD fieldwork  
  Pilot surveys, Burkina Faso  

 

 

  Costa Rica IPPMD fieldwork  
  Pilot survey, Costa Rica  

 

  Dominican Republic fieldwork IPPMD  
  Pilot surveys, Dominican Republic  

 

 

  • A community survey reached a total of around 550 local authorities and community leaders in the areas where the household questionnaire was administered. 

The household survey was complemented by a community survey that was administered to local leaders and aimed to gather information on the general characteristics of communities and the policies and development programmes affecting them. 

 

  Dominican Republic fieldwork training IPPMD  
  Enumerators training, Dominican Republic  

 

  Cambodia fieldwork IPPMD  
  Pilot survey, Cambodia  

 

 

  • Qualitative in-depth stakeholder interviews were held with representatives of national and local authorities, academia, international organisations, civil society and the private sector. 364 interviews were carried out across the ten countries. 

 

Partner countries


 Back to top

The project was carried out in the ten following countries: Armenia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Morocco and the Philippines.

In each country, local research partners were in charge of (i) elaborating the state of the art at the country level; (ii) helping in the organisation of annual country-specific meetings; (iii) conducting the fieldwork; and (iv) drafting country studies. These partners were involved in the policy dialogue and capacity building components of the project. Their knowledge of the specific challenges faced by their countries – as well as their geographical, cultural and linguistic proximity to communities – represented a significant factor in the project’s success.

Furthermore, at all stages of the project, government focal points were consulted and involved in both national and global meetings. The active involvement of government partners throughout the entire implementation process helped to build their capacities, an important horizontal component of the project’s objectives. Co-operation with the authorities in each country was coupled with consultations with representations of civil society organisations (CSOs) and international organisations such as the International Labour Organization, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Development Programme.

 

Government focal points and local research partners in each country include:

 

Armenia

Government Focal Point: State Migration Service

Local research partner: CRRC - Armenia

 

Burkina Faso

Government focal point: Secrétariat Permanent du Conseil Supérieur des Burkinabè de l'Étranger

Local research partner: Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population 

 

Cambodia

Government focal point: Ministry of Interior

Local research partner: Cambodia Development Resource Institute

 

Costa Rica

Government focal pointDirección General de Migración y Extranjería

Local research partner: Centro Centroamericano de Población, Universidad de Costa Rica

 

Côte d’Ivoire

Government focal pointOffice National de la Population

Local research partner: Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Économiques et Sociales

 

Dominican Republic

Government focal pointMinisterio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo

Local research partner: Centro de Investigación y Estudios Sociales, Universidad Iberoamericana

 

Georgia

Government focal pointState Commission on Migration Issues

Local research partner: Caucasus Research Resource Centers

 

Haiti

Government focal point: Office National de la Population

Local research partner: The Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development 

 

Morocco

Government focal pointMinistry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs

Local research partner: Mohammed V University of Rabat

 

Philippines

Government focal pointCommission on Filipinos Overseas

Local research partner: Scalabrini Migration Center

 

Events


 Back to top

 

2017

"Making the most of migration in developing countries: What role for public policies?"

Launch of the report Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Armenia 

23 Mai 2017 

Yerevan, Armenia

Media note: Armenia needs to integrate migration into sectoral and national development strategies, says new joint OECD Development Centre – CRRC-Armenia report

Download the agenda

 

"Making the most of migration in developing countries: What role for public policies?"

Launch of the report Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Cambodia 

 27 April 2017 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Media note: Cambodia needs to integrate migration into sectoral and national development strategies, says new joint OECD Development Centre – CDRI report

Download the agenda

 

"Making the most of migration in developing countries: What role for public policies?"

Launch of the report Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia  

28 March 2017 

Tbilisi, Georgia

Media note: Georgia needs to tap into migration to foster its Georgia 2020 development strategy, says new OECD Development Centre report. 

Download the agenda

 

Side event "Making the most of migration in developing countries: What role for public policies?"

The OECD Development Centre will launch the IPPMD report in the framework of the Fifteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration.

17 February 2017 

United Nations headquarters in New York, USA

See the presentation

 

2016

Dialogue on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development Report in the Philippines

5 - 6 December 2016

Manila, The Philippines

 

Dialogue on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development Report

13 - 14 October 2016

OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France 

Agenda - in English / en français

 

2015

Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Armenia

8 September 2015

Yerevan, Armenia.

 

Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Haiti

23 July 2015

Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

 

Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines

9 July 2015

Manila, the Philippines.

 

Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Burkina Faso

30 June 2015

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Cambodia

11 June 2015

Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

 

Consultation meeting on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia

28 May 2015

Tbilisi, Georgia

 

2014

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Armenia

28 October 2014

Yerevan, Armenia

 

Roundtable on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Dominican Republic

18 February 2014

Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2013

 

Global conference on the interrelations between public policies, migration and development

5-6 December 2013

OECD Conference Centre

Paris, France

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Cambodia

26 November 2013

Hotel Cambodiana

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Morocco

19 November 2013

Hôtel La Tour Hassan

Rabat, Morocco  

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Burkina Faso

24 September 2013

Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population 

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Côte d’Ivoire

19 September 2013

Novotel Abidjan Hôtel

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia

25 July 2013

Tbilisi Public Service Hall

Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Costa Rica

18 July 2013

Crowne Plaza Corobici

San José, Costa Rica

 

Kick-off Workshop on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines

1 July 2013

AIM Conference Centre

Makati City, Philippines

 

Timeline


 Back to top

This 3.5-year project included five main phases: (i) inception; (ii) conceptual and methodological frameworks; (iii) field work; (iv) comparative analysis; and (v) guidance for action.

 

During Phase I (4 months), which began in January 2013, 10 partner countries were selected in different regions of the world according to various criteria, including level of income and the significant weight of emigration and/or immigration in their populations.

 

Phase II (8 months) included the elaboration of a conceptual framework on the different interactions between public policies, migration and development. This conceptual framework contributed to the development of a methodological framework aimed at measuring the impact of public policies on migration in the target countries, as well as the implications of migration-related decisions on other policy domains and the socio-economic development of partner countries.

 

During Phase III (12 months), field work was conducted within the partner countries by local partners.

 

During Phase IV (9 months), results from the partner countries were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. This evidence-based analysis had then translated into concrete policy recommendations. The final report prepared during this phase included the overall analysis as well as the policy recommendations.

 

Finally, Phase V (9 months) was additionally characterised by: the holding of country-specific dialogue to help policy makers translate the policy recommendations into a concrete policy framework; the organisation of capacity building workshops in each partner country; and the preparation of sectoral guidance notes by OECD experts, which are to be used in the context of policy dialogue with partner countries. 

 

The team had shared and discussed the findings and policy recommendations of the project during the "Dialogue on the Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development" that was held on 13 and 14 october 2016 in Paris. This first event served as a platform for a high-level dialogue between policy makers and representatives from academia, civil society and multilateral organisations.

 

The OECD Development Centre is organising a Side Event “Making the most of migration in developing countries: What role for public policies?” to launch the IPPMD final report that will be held on the 17th of February 2017 (1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. This event will take place in the margins of the Fifteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration.

 

Contact us


 Back to top


This project is managed by the OECD Development Centre in Paris, France and is led by David Khoudour, Head of the Migration and Skills Unit. For more information, please contact DEV.Migration@oecd.org

 

**This page is also available in French and Spanish.**