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International migration in the Caribbean

Background paper for the World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, and Societies

Published date 2023-04-25
Author Jaupart, Pascal
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This paper provides a broad overview of the migration phenomenon in the Caribbean based on available evidence. It first describes the migration context in the region, with a focus on key migration related facts, significant trends, and current and future challenges. It then identifies and discusses examples of policies implemented in the region, including evidence on their impact track record. Migration presents both significant challenges and opportunities for the long-term socioeconomic development of the region.