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Title: Expert group meeting: International Migration and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Ciu


1
Expert group meetingInternational Migration and
Development in Latin America and the
CaribbeanCiudad de México 30/11 2/12
2005Karoline Schmid
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE
CARIBBEAN (ECLAC) Subregional Headquarters for
the Caribbean Caribbean Development and
Cooperation Committee (CDCC)
2
Overview
  • Migration in the Caribbean what do we know?
  • Challenges and responses
  • Country perspectives
  • Summary recommendations.

3
What do we know?
  • General remarks on migration data
  • No globally established data collection
    mechanisms
  • No consensus on definitions and
  • Incompatibility of data from different sources.
  • Intra-regional movements stock data (see table
    1 )

4
Challenges
  • Lack of timely quality data access to
    information
  • Brain-drain (health education)
  • Return-migration retirees deportations
  • Trafficking of humans human rights
  • Migration monitoring management?
  • Globalization regional integration - Caribbean
    identity?
  • How to benefit from migration remittances,
    brain-gain networks, etc.?

5
responses
  • Data collection migration statistics
  • Population projection model for SIDS (Aruba)
  • ILO Caribbean Rapid Assessment of labor
    movements
  • IOM ECLAC-POS collaboration on migration data
    collection capacity building in the Caribbean.

6
responses contd
  • Migration management brain-drain
  • RNB-CARICOM-PAHO/CPC-Commonwealth Secretariat
    managed migration for nurses
  • CARICOM/CSME free movement of the skilled
    skills database
  • Trafficking of humans human rights
  • IOM Caribbean Counter Trafficking Initiative.

7
Country perspectives
  • Aruba study on immigration its
    socio-demographic impact
  • Haiti call for intra-Caribbean partnership
  • Trinidad Tobago Deportees in Trinidad
    Tobago.

8
Summary recommendations
  • Need to establish clearinghouse to share
    research, data and information on migration
  • Increase benefit from migration remittances,
    brain-gain, role of Diaspora, returning retirees
  • Strengthen implementation of existing policies
    programs
  • Address conditions of deportees at sending
    integration in receiving countries
  • Continue to address the soft impacts of
    regional integration globalization.

9
  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH
  • FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
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