World Bank Promotes Circular Migration
Ann De Ron
The World Bank is considering launching projects in the Eastern European region promoting “circular migration.” According to a recent World Bank study, almost three fourths of migrants from countries such as Bosnia/Herzegovina,
However, other officials such as Jean-Pierre Bou, policy officer at the directorate-general for justice, liberty and security at the European Commission, warn that it is necessary to ensure that there are proper incentives “for people to enter this type of migration and to return back home.” To encourage migrant workers to return back to their native lands, the World Bank has proposed making pension benefits payable only in the country of origin.
1. How might circular migration promote economic growth and development in native countries?
2. In addition to making pension benefits payable in the country of origin, how might circular migration be encouraged?