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Solution for Designing Intelligent Labor Migration Policies

The Challenge

While the world economy continues to become more global, international labor mobility remains severely restricted for all but those with rare or high skills. Many people in developing countries would ...

While the world economy continues to become more global, international labor mobility remains severely restricted for all but those with rare or high skills. Many people in developing countries would like to emigrate legally to work abroad but they do not qualify for admission to destination countries. This is because policy-makers typically focus on the net national economic impact when considering reforms of their labor migration policies and they naturally respond to public opinion about that impact.

Research the conditions that create magnets and amplifiers for talent.

Some countries are attractive to brains while others lose brains. New metrics should be developed that provide transparency and a way of empowering countries with less experience in the battle for brains to compete for international talent—that is, to participate in the "brain game."

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    Establish multientry sectoral work permits for labor migrants in destination countries.

    Establish multientry sectoral work permits for labor migrants in destination countries.

    Establish multientry sectoral work permits for labor migrants in destination countries.

    Polity, Business
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    Create a pilot project for "global training scholarships," matching employers in destination countries with trainees in source countries.

    Create a pilot project for "global training scholarships," matching employers in destination countries with trainees in source countries.

    Create a pilot project for "global training scholarships," matching employers in destination countries with trainees in source countries.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society
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    Create a rigorous skills forecast for key talent hubs around the globe.

    Create a rigorous skills forecast for key talent hubs around the globe.

    Create a rigorous skills forecast for key talent hubs around the globe.

    Polity
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    Establish certification of recruiting agencies to weed out lawless and unethical recruiting agencies.

    Establish certification of recruiting agencies to weed out lawless and unethical recruiting agencies.

    Establish certification of recruiting agencies to weed out lawless and unethical recruiting agencies.

    Polity, Business