Responsibilities of Migrant Sending States and Their Migrants Abroad

Neil Ruiz
Neil Ruiz Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow - The Brookings Institution

October 3, 2006

In this speech presented at the International Metropolis conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Ruiz shows how migrant-sending governments play a critical role in leveraging the resources from migrants abroad. Using examples from the Philippines, he argues that developing countries must create economic development policies that promote sustained growth at home if that country aims to fully reap the benefits of emigration.