New paper in WBRO: “Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration”

David McKenzie and I have a new paper that just came out in the World Bank Research Observer, in which we survey the empirical evidence on the development impacts of a wide variety of international migration policies. The paper is available at the WBRO website.

The short answer is that there’s reliable evidence of positive impacts of bilateral migration facilitation policies, financial services (particularly savings) for migrants, and migrant financial education programs. There’s less evidence on the benefits of other types of policies.