Thursday, December 12, 2013
Skilled Immigrants in the Global Economy: Prospects for International Cooperation on Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
Skilled migration is a critical resource for governments seeking to build their country’s human-capital base and make the most of global trade and investment opportunities. However, as detailed in a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) research project focused on the recognition of the skills and experience that skilled migrant professionals bring across borders, there often are barriers to the full productive use of such skills in destination countries. As discussed in MPI’s newest report on this topic, Skilled Immigrants in the Global Economy: Prospects for International Cooperation on Recognition of Foreign Qualifications, professional regulation represents a key barrier to credential recognition.