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Mainstreaming migration in development agendas: South Asia
Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Colombo (2013)
  • PIYASIRI WICKRAMASEKARA
Abstract

The presentation addresses the issue of mainstreaming labour migration into development agendas of South Asian countries. Starting with definitions, it identifies tools which can be used for mainstreaming: national development plans, PRSPs, national labour migration policies, and sectoral policies, among others. It reviews the role of remittances, return migration and diaspora engagement as mechanisms for mainstreaming. It raises some contradictions and ambiguities in the regional and international discourse on the issue. finally it raises the role of migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Keywords
  • mainstreaming migration,
  • development agendas,
  • tools for migration mainstreaming,
  • South Asia,
  • diaspora,
  • remittances,
  • return
Publication Date
June 13, 2013
Citation Information
PIYASIRI WICKRAMASEKARA. "Mainstreaming migration in development agendas: South Asia" Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Colombo (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/piyasiri_wickramasekara/13/