One year ago, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Refugees International launched the “Let Them Work” initiative, aiming to expand labor market access for refugees and forced migrants around the world. In this post, we explore what has changed in the last year in four countries—Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia, and Kenya—and what challenges remain.
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It is tempting to believe the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, both now and in the future, will undermine efforts. But there are four main reasons why this is actually a good time to develop new agreements.
Worldwide, the health worker profession relies on migrants. But policy often restricts their movement. The COVID-19 outbreak has shown that, under crisis, many of these barriers are more malleable than policymakers make them out to be.
With a new government in majority and Brexit certainty greater, there is an opportunity for the UK to make a global mark in four areas of global health and development.
The New Zealand example, while well-intentioned, shows that developed countries cannot and should not merely skip to the end result.
I’ve spent the last six years working in think tank research communications – from the International Growth Center (IGC), to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and now at the Center for Global Development (CGD). Over this time I’ve learnt a lot about the nature of think tanks, research impact, and the role of communications within these types of organisations. How has the role of think tank research communicators changed, and where do I see it going in the future?
Commissioners Johansson, Schinas, and Urpilainen: Here’s How You Can Use Legal Pathways to “Manage Migration”
Earlier this month three future European Union (EU) Commissioners were given the green light by legislators to lead the migration portfolio—despite the fact that the confirmation of the entire Commission is still pending.
This blog post is part of a series called Let’s Talk Development, originally published by the World Bank here. The series includes contributions from external bloggers and reflects their views.
Last month, Pacific policymakers, academics, and nongovernmental organizations met in Suva, Fiji, for the inaugural Pacific Skills Summit.
How can countries of destination promote skilled, legal labor migration while also cultivating development in countries of origin? Here we highlight innovations doing just that.