Migration is a multidimensional phenomenon. Be it international or internal, regular or irregular, safe or unsafe, of short or long duration, done out of necessity or by choice, and documented or undocumented, migration is linked with global development. The Seventh Five Year Plan (FY2016–FY2020) of Bangladesh recognizes migration as an integral component of the development of the country. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which sets the development priorities to be achieved by 2030, delineated through the Sustainable Development Goals, includes targets dedicated to migration.
A well-governed migration mechanism is necessary to gain positive outcomes. This framework is intended to guide the policy direction of the Government of Bangladesh and facilitate the implementation of results-based planning and reporting on the efforts and progress made towards migration governance in the country. The aim of this framework is to set out a coherent, comprehensive and balanced vision for migration governance for Bangladesh, integrating development with due regard for social, economic and environmental dimensions and respecting human rights. The overall goal of the framework is to establish a mechanism to ensure safe migration.