We Believe in the Power of Movement
LaMP’s purpose is to create better job opportunities for half a billion workers from low-income countries by 2050.
The working age population of low-income countries will increase by 1.4 billion by 2050, out of which 40% (560 million) are unlikely to find living wage jobs in their home country.1
By 2050, businesses in high-income countries will collectively need at least 400 million new workers just to maintain the current worker-to-old-age ratios throughout the OECD.2
We strive to lift millions of workers and their families in low-income countries out of poverty and help businesses address deepening labor shortages in high-income countries by dramatically increasing the scale and quality of labor mobility.
We take a pragmatic approach to achieving this ambitious vision.
LaMP demonstrates good labor mobility in specific migration corridors and sectors by coordinating employers, responsible recruiters, workers, and governments.
LaMP, drawing from practical experience, offers government agencies and industry associations tools and technical assistance to achieve better migration outcomes.
LaMP provides research on the economic, social and political impacts of labor mobility and effective migration outcomes for workers, employers and economies.
LaMP finds and convenes partners and new allies to facilitate learning, advocacy, and action by labor mobility stakeholders at local and global levels.
LaMP strives to build a world in which the global poor have exponentially greater opportunities.
LaMP forms multi-stakeholder partnerships to solve problems first in practice then in policy, ultimately leading to reliable, rights-respecting, and financially sustainable labor mobility pathways. These pathways create value for workers, employers, and economies along the way.
1 ILO. (2019). “Employment—ILO Modelled Estimates.” ILOSTAT database. Accessed October 20, 2019. https://ilostat.ilo.org/; UN DESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), Population Division. (2015). World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. DVD edition. New York: United Nations.
2 UN DESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), Population Division. (2015). World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. DVD edition. New York: United Nations.