Migration Strategy Group (MSG)
Migration and Inclusion

Migration Strategy Group (MSG)

The Migration Strategy Group on Global Competitiveness was launched by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (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 2013-2014, the activities of the Migration Strategy Group focussed on a case study for potential triple win labor migration frameworks between Germany and Morocco.

Activities of the Migration Strategy Group include:
  • 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;
  • Study tours for relevant stakeholders to gain first-hand experience of migration and development issues in migrant sending countries;
  • Publication of policy briefs by senior advisors to provide an analytical framework for policy experts and decision makers; and
  • Concluding plenary workshop (April 10, 2014) to summarize findings and share insights more broadly and feed into other policy fora like the Global Forum on Migration and Development. Please find the conference agenda in the column on the right.

Chair: Tobias Billström, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy in Sweden and current chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
Senior Advisors: Dr. Steffen Angenendt, senior associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs; 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