Rebekah Smith is a fellow at OPEN. As a migration policy consultant, she specialises in building institutions in sending, receiving and transit countries to facilitate increased migration flows. She has worked with international organisations and more than 20 client countries on the development of migration policies and institutions. She has supported governments on migration at every stage from technical consultations to designing programmes actively placing workers in jobs abroad. Her current work focuses on migration between South Asia and the Middle East. Rebekah is also a frequent commentator on global migration dialogues and processes, including a proposal with Lant Pritchett at the Center for Global Development for an international forum for negotiating migration agreements.