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Review Roundtable: Migration

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On February 17th 2016 a review roundtable on ‘Smart Migration Policies’ brought together economists and sector experts to discuss preliminary findings of research, with the aim of getting inputs from sector experts as well as fellow economists in order to improve papers and their cost-benefits analysis.

The discussion was facilitated by Obadias Ndaba, Senior Project Manager, Copenhagen Consensus Center and chaired by Prof. Abdul Bayes from Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC. After a brief presentation on project background and current status, the researchers presented their initial research finding on Seasonal Migration to Combat Seasonal Deprivation, Skill Development for Migration and Migration formalization. From a Very interactive session the most notable recommendation and suggestions came out regarding seasonal migration, skill development and migration formalization. Attendees emphasized ‘skill development for migration’ as first and ‘UDC’s to formalize migration’ as second priority among three interventions. However, they stressed on the collaborative efforts from government, private sector, NGOs (national and international) to implement the main features of seasonal migration, skill development for migration and migration formalization. 

Prominent Attendees 

Mohammad Ashraful Haque and Alamgir Kabir form Poverty Action, Sabiha Laizu Nishi from SHISHUK, Sadia Karim form BRAC Migration Program, Karol Larpinski from World Bank, Farria Naeem from International Growth Center, Pulak Ranjan Dhor from BCWWF, Md. Atiqun Nabi from INAFI, Naoki Minamiguchi from FAO, Deidre Yukich from Canadian High Commission along with others sectors experts.