Making integration work: assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications


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Author: Krause, Karolin; Schmidt, Anne-Sophie; Liebig, Thomas


The possibility to have foreign qualifications recognised now exists almost everywhere in the OECD although in many member countries the process can be a long one and off-putting in its lack of transparency. Recent policy development in the field of qualification recognition has therefore focused on speeding up the process, streamlining the recognition system and raising awareness of recognition procedures. Nevertheless, a range of barriers to existing recognition mechanisms remain, explaining why still only relatively few immigrants use assessment offers. This publication identifies...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Pathways; Quality; Governance; Employment; Migration; Policy

Keywords: Equivalence of qualifications; Skill certification; Best practice; Immigration; Regulation; Recognition of prior learning; Accreditation of prior learning; Employability; Promotion of employment; Education work relationship; Policy analysis; OECD country

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 94 p.

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ISBN: 9789264278264 (print); 9789264278271 (pdf)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

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Document number: TD/TNC 129.107

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