Migration in Asia
What skills for the future?
The world is increasingly facing a technologically changing employment landscape and
such changes are directly affecting the future demand for skills. For regional economies
built on labour migration, the impending changes will affect migrants and their families,
their countries of origin and the recruitment systems they are attached to – and ultimately
disrupt the development benefits of migration. This paper investigates how the future
of the employment landscape will affect migration within the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, a
regional consultative process for migration in Asia. It investigates the impending
changes in the demand for skills in countries of destination, how such changes will
affect migration processes and whether countries of origin are ready for the changes.
It provides recommendations on how regional consultative processes can foster dialogue
between key actors from both countries of origin and destination to better navigate
future changes and ensure a smooth transition.
Published on July 05, 2021
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