Introducing an Outcomes-Based Migrant Welfare Fund

Authors: Rebekah Smith and Richard Johnson Current migration systems encourage migrants to take on debt and service providers to behave poorly, undermining the development impact of labor mobility. We propose a Migrant Welfare Fund that partners with impact investors to pay service providers for outcomes in connecting migrants to jobs, creating a rights-respecting and self-financingContinue reading “Introducing an Outcomes-Based Migrant Welfare Fund”

The Future is Older

Author: Lant Pritchett Yogi Berra famously said:  “It is tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”   However, there is one set of predictions about the future of the world’s advanced economies that are almost certainly right, are historically unprecedented, have dramatic implications, and yet are mostly ignored.  These are the demographic forecasts inContinue reading “The Future is Older”

Welcome to the LaMP blog!

Welcome to the Labor Mobility Partnerships (LaMP) blog! LaMP is a new organization currently incubating at the Center for Global Development. LaMP aims to be the first organization which actively works to increase rights-respecting labor mobility, creating opportunities for needed workers to fill jobs abroad while unlocking billions in income gains. The problem: OECD countriesContinue reading “Welcome to the LaMP blog!”