A more coherent policy agenda can unlock the development potential of migration
The report suggests that migration, through the dimensions analysed in the IPPMD study - emigration, remittances and return migration - can contribute to Armenia's economic and social development. However, this development potential does not seem to be being fully realised.
To harness the development impact of migration, the country requires a more coherent policy framework. Armenia has recently begun to move in this direction. For instance, the Strategic Program of Perspective Development for 2014-2025 highlights the creation of local jobs and economic growth as key policy priorities for overcoming migration-related challenges. Despite recent progress in incorporating migration into certain policy areas, there still remains much scope for relevant line ministries to include migration in their policy designs.
The following sections provide policy recommendations for each sector studied in the IPPMD project in Armenia. Policy recommendations across different sectors and different dimensions of migration stemming from the ten-country study are also specified in the IPPMD comparative report (OECD, 2017).