Migration, Development and Evaluation: Where we stand today and why
Presentation exploring the following issues:
- Policymakers are increasingly interested in harnessing the benefits of migration for development.
- Growing number of migration interventions aim to have a direct impact on employment and development outcomes.
- But our understanding of these impacts is limited, because the “evaluation culture” in migration is weak.
- How can we build a stronger “evaluation culture” ?
- Information on existing evaluations tends to be scattered. Many evaluation studies only available in local language or not published.
- Better sharing of existing evaluations could enhance knowledge base.
- To reduce costs and encourage inter-state cooperation between sending and receiving countries, GFMD States could identify common themes for evaluation and share costs.
- Be realistic! Select most appropriate methodology and data for the context.