Background Paper: Markets for Migration and Development (M4MD)
Prepared for the 2011 GFMD thematic meeting on Markets for Migration and Development (M4MD): Trade and Labour Mobility Linkages – Prospects for Development?, Berne, 13-15 September 2011.
This paper has been drafted to guide the participants of this Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) thematic meeting by providing a short introduction to the various issues on the table. The ‘M4MD’ is held in the context of Cluster I on ‘Labour Mobility and Development: Engaging the Private Sector in Labour Market Planning’ of the 2011 GFMD Thematic Work Plan. The overall objective is to explore the links between international labour mobility, trade and development against the background of different labour market priorities and taking into account the concerns of states regarding international migration, including the related social, economic and human rights implications. The principal outcomes of this meeting will be reported back to the GFMD 2011 Concluding Debate on 1–2 December 2011.