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

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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.

Flexible

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

Market-led

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

Proactive

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

A Global Skill Partnership in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) between Nigeria and Europe

A Global Skill Partnership in Construction between Nigeria and Germany

A Global Skill Partnership in Nursing between Nigeria and the UK

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
Resources

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

Publication

How the World Bank can support mutually beneficial migration partnerships between Africa and Europe

Publication

A Global Skill Partnership in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) between Nigeria and Europe

Publication

A Global Skill Partnership in Construction between Nigeria and Germany

Publication

A Global Skill Partnership in Nursing between Nigeria and the UK

Publication

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.