The Contributions of Migrants and Migration to Development - Strengthening the Linkages

The development impact of migration is influenced by public policy across many different sectors, including human rights, trade, overseas development assistance (ODA), crime, disaster risk reduction, climate change, and emergency response, among others. These policies in turn have an impact on migration dynamics.

The international community and national governments have increasingly focused on the need to improve coordination and policy coherence between migration and development agendas across all these policy domains. Policies should be developed that support rather than hinder development outcomes for migrants and the communities that they come from and live in.

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