The Migration Strategy Group on Global Competitiveness was launched by GMF and the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2013. It is based on the premise that demographic change, growing global competition for an increasingly mobile workforce, and development of migrant-sending countries demand holistic and attractive migration and integration policies that create "triple win" situations (for the receiving country, the sending country, and the migrant).

The Migration Strategy Group brings together key policy-stakeholders and decision-makers from the public and private sector, across different ministries and political departments from migrant-sending and receiving countries on both sides of the Atlantic. The aim is to develop a common understanding of designing and implementing coherent polices that unlock the full potential of migration. In 2013-14, the activities of the Migration Strategy Group focused on a case study for potential triple win labor migration frameworks between Germany and Morocco. In 2014 and 2015, the MSG continues to hold Regular interdisciplinary working group meetings for policymakers, issue experts, and private sector representatives assessing current labor migration frameworks and the strengths, weaknesses, and transferability of triple win policy models and coherent migration policies for Germany.

Further activities of the Migration Strategy Group in 2014 included:

  • Study tour for relevant stakeholders to gain first-hand experience of migration and development issues in migrant sending country;
  • Publication of policy briefs by senior advisors to provide an analytical framework for policy experts and decision-makers; and
  • Concluding plenary workshop to summarize findings and share insights more broadly and feed into other policy fora like the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

Chair: Tobias Billström, former minister for migration and asylum policy in Sweden until fall 2014

Senior Advisors: Steffen Angenendt, senior associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and advisor for migration and development to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development; Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA

Associated Advisors: Manjula Luthria and Yann Pouget, The World Bank, Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI); Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development

For questions about the Migration Strategy Group please contact Astrid Ziebarth, Migration Fellow, at [email protected].


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