Global Trends Report: Regulating Foreign Labor

21 Aug, 2018

Global Trend

Immigration policies can help countries enhance or restrict the flow of foreign labor, depending on local needs. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, countries are finding creative ways to regulate immigration according to their individual economies and varying local labor demands across different industry sectors and geographical regions. The strategic use of these policies enables countries to encourage companies to hire local workers while continuing to attract foreign talent where needed. In this quarter’s Global Trends Report, BAL looks at this trend in greater detail and provides a country-by-country analysis that illustrates the wide variety of policy tools currently in use around the world.

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