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
Global Skill Partnerships are part of the solution for Germany.
Olaf ScholzChancellor of Germany

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Pathways for Labor Migration from Northern Central America: Five Difficult but Necessary Proposals


Why the UK Government Must Seriously Consider a Global Skill Partnership to Fix NHS Staff Shortages


Fulfilling the EU’s New Green-Skilled Mobility Goals


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.