Mar 23: The India Centre for Migration (ICM), a research think tank of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have entered into a collaboration for a joint study on “Strengthening data-informed and migrant-centred migration management frameworks in India”. The project was launched by Shri Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV&OIA) and Chairman of ICM today. This project comes at a time when post-Covid recovery efforts to address the issues of international migration have gained momentum.
The project will study (a) best practices with regard to international migration data management to strengthen evidence-based policy making, and (b) explore opportunities for new migration corridors based on sectoral data and trends.
A key objective of the study is to augment practical information for aspiring Indian migrants in emerging sectors in new destinations. An analysis of evidence-based best practices will strengthen the mechanisms for migration governance. The project also aims to provide a gender-sensitive strategy, in line with the objectives of the government to adopt and mainstream a gender-sensitive approach and policies.
The joint studies under the project will also examine the impact of changes in technology, economic environment and the Covid-19 situation; explore possibilities for skilling and for concluding bilateral and multilateral agreements; and analyse evidence-based approaches for safe, legal, smart and sustainable migration. Considering the dynamic nature of the labour market with changing demand for skills, data-focused migration governance will be vital for effective and dynamic policy making. It will facilitate implementation of government’s migrant-centric and evidence-based policies to better address migrant interests and also enhance labour market opportunities for Indian workers, in both traditional and new destinations.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.