Migration that works for everyone.

The Global Skill Partnership is a migration model that ensures mobility contributes to development for all. Both countries of origin and destination get new workers, with needed skills, to help businesses grow and thrive.
But that’s not all.

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Countries of origin get support
for their broader development goals

Countries of destination
get to manage migration
in a safe, legal, and ethical way


And trainees get access to safe migration pathways,
new opportunities,
and better lives

Global Skill Partnerships meet global skill shortages by providing targeted training in countries of origin and helping some of the trainees move.


They adapt to the needs of the cooperating countries, working around old structures and building new ones.


They are driven by the demands of employers and supply of employees, especially in mid-skill sectors like construction, healthcare, hospitality, and IT.


They equip people with the skills they need before they move, making sure migration happens in a managed way while encouraging integration.

GSPs in Action

Skills Mobility Partnerships Could Contribute €2.8 Billion Per Year to European GDP

Expanding Legal Migration Pathways from Nigeria to Europe: From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

Regulating Labor Migration for Mutual Benefit: Explaining the Global Skill Partnership Model

This is the future. This is the kind of cooperation that we should upscale; giving opportunities for young people to develop the skills that they can use both on the Moroccan labor market and in the European labor market.
Ylva JohanssonEuropean Commissioner for Home Affairs

Enhancing the Development Impact of the UK’s Immigration Pathways


Australia Needs More Pacific Mid-Skill Migration: Here’s How to Facilitate it


Skills Mobility Partnerships Could Contribute €2.8 Billion Per Year to European GDP


Nigeria’s Tech Sector Could Benefit from More Managed Migration


Managed Labor Migration Can Help Unlock Nigeria’s Unrealised Economic Potential


Migration Pathways
We define “legal pathways” as migration pathways between at least one country of migrant origin and one country of migrant destination. We have only included pathways that are (1) moving people for work purposes from lower to higher income countries; (2) are skill- and/or sector-targeted; and (3) have an important government component in the design of the program and/or its implementation. The pathways can be temporary or permanent, current or completed. Please do get in touch with us to add to or edit the data.