Center for Global Development — Labor Mobility Partnerships

Center for Global Development
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To support LaMP (Labor Mobility Partnerships).

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $709,888 over 1.5 years to the Center for Global Development to support a working group on and incubation of a new organization aimed at enhancing international labor mobility. The new organization, called LaMP (Labor Mobility Partnerships), hopes to assist countries negotiating new legal channels for migration on terms of mutual benefit and to generate research and evidence on effective labor mobility regimes, in the ultimate service of reducing global poverty and inequality.

Rebekah Smith and Lant Pritchett, who will be working together on the incubation and launch, proposed the idea for this type of organization in a 2016 CGD working paper. This grant follows previous support to the Center for Global Development's migration program in March 2014 and March 2017, and falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of immigration policy.

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