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ILO and AST discuss a research paper on migration and development with key stakeholders

17.07.2008 17:12
A study named “Armenia: Migration and Development” was initiated by the International Labour Organization in early 2008 and conducted by a consortium of AST experts, Dr. Ruben Yeganyan and Mr. Krishna Kumar.

The goal of the project was to help develop policies that will enhance the positive impact of migration in the origin country – Armenia. The study looked at four interrelated issues: a) trends and patterns in labour migration and return, b) emigration of skilled human resources, c) response of the Armenian education system to signals from local and global labour markets and d) Armenian policies and international best practices of enhancing the development potential of migration. The findings and recommendation of the study were discussed today at a workshop with participation of national and international stakeholders. Their input will be incorporated into the final report, which will be made public in late November 2008.

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Armenia: Migration and Development
Effective governance of labour migration entails making migration work better for development, enhancing possible benefits such as financial flows, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and mitigating negative consequences such as loss of skilled human resources. While there have been studies concerning Armenia on labour migration and remittances, this was the first study in the framework of migration and development.
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