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Migration, Development and Evaluation: Where we stand today and why

Frank presentation

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” ?

Recommendations include:

  • 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.
     

Link:

https://www.cmimarseille.org/sites/default/files/newsite/library/files/en//SELM3_wk2_Intro_Laczko.pdf

Source/Editor:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Author(s):

Frank Laczko

Date of Publication:

Status:

Free

Region:

Global

Language:

English