What a waste: ensure migrants and refugees’ qualifications and prior learning are recognized

In recent years, more people have been moving across borders, voluntarily or forcibly, insearch of opportunities that range from better employment to safe haven from persecution and conflict. Educationcan be an asset for migrants and refugees, but its advantages cannot be realized if the learning and qualifications achieved before moving are not recognized elsewhere. So that migrants and refugees as well as destination countries can reap the full benefits of mobility, all the world’s regions are taking steps to improve the process through which qualifications and prior learning are recognized, validated and accredited.