Skills matching for legal migration in Egypt

This paper reports on efforts in Egypt to improve skills matching in both local and international labour markets. It also addresses the issue of how Egypt can develop a quality assured process for skills matching and certification. The central argument is that the skills matching and certification process is defined by three essential requirements: reliable assessment procedures; the use of valid standards that reflect international developments in the field; and competent and credible personnel capable of applying quality assurance principles at each stage of the process. The paper also looks at the realities of the Egyptian labour market, particularly in three sectors: tourism, construction and agriculture.