Global Skill Partnerships: A Proposal for Technical Training in a Mobile World. Center for Global Development. Michael Clemens. May 2, 2014.
Certain skills are in high demand in advanced economies, particularly in basic health care. Skilled migrants from developing countries are likely to fill part of that demand. This has aroused fears that migration will harm development, by draining both human and financial resources from the countries migrants leave. The paper reviews and critiques existing policy proposals to address the development effects of skilled migration. It then proposes a new kind of policy tool to regulate skilled migration in a way that benefits origin countries, destination countries, and migrants: Global Skill Partnerships. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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