The need to expand private sector engagement for enhanced migration and sustainable development outcomes is very clear. International agreements, like the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, have already recognized that the private sector has a critical role to play in ensuring that migrants can contribute to sustainable development and that their fundamental rights are upheld.
This report, Empowering Migrants and Communities: Private Sector Engagement for Inclusive Sustainable Development, shows how governments, international cooperation and development actors can promote more robust private sector engagement. The report is by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Development Programme (UNDP) and draws on ‘Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development’ (M4SD), a joint 11 country programme supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The report contains recommendations for governments and development actors to support: private sector mappings; advocacy on the benefits of migration; the creation of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and knowledge exchange; increasing the access to decent jobs for migrants; addressing policy and regulatory barriers to integration and social cohesion; and involving the private sector in decision-making processes on migration.