Working paper abstract

#2013-065

Bringing migration into the post-2015 agenda: Notes, reflections and policy directions

Ronald Skeldon

Migration was not an explicit goal of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), rightly so in this writer's view, but it was indirectly an integral part of achieving many, if not all, of the goals themselves. As we move towards the end of the MDG period in 2015, it is worth reflecting upon what will follow, and if and how migration should be incorporated into what is to follow. Two dimensions are central to such a discussion: first, the nature of the development goals post-2015; second, how migration might fit into these goals. These notes and reflections will conclude with a possible policy direction that just might provide a path towards integrating migration into development.

Keywords: Migration and Development; Post 2015 Development Agenda, Millennium Development Goals

JEL Classification: F22, O15, F68