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Taylor Elwood was an Intern with MPI’s International Program. Previously, he served as a Migration Consultant at the World Bank Group. His research focuses on the impact of public policy on the integration of refugees and other migrants in Southeast Asian and European labor markets and societies.
Mr. Elwood holds a master’s degree in public policy analysis from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and affairs from Brigham Young University.
As Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States work to facilitate the movement of professionals, the experiences of other countries hold promise for policymakers and licensing bodies in Southeast Asia as they deepen implementation of mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) that seek to establish a uniform and transparent way of recognizing the qualifications of foreign workers. This report offers key lessons.