Comparative study of labour market information systems and labour migration information in six developing countries
- Responsible Organisations: International Organization for Migration (IOM) (International Organisation)
- ILO Regions: Africa; Americas
- Country(ies): Colombia; Costa Rica; Ghana; Nicaragua; Senegal; Tunisia
- Thematic areas: Evidence-based policy making
- MLFLM: 3.
As part of the LMIS project ('Best practices on collecting and sharing labour migration data for the improvement of the labour market information systems'), implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Tunisia, Senegal, Ghana, Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, a comparative study was published in 2011 to provide an overall picture of the state of labour market information systems in these countries and whether and how they integrate labour migration information. The publication of 'Labour Market Information Systems and Labour Migration Information in Six Developing Countries: The Challenge of Integration' contributed significantly to the literature on whether and how labour migration information is assessed and passed on to the LMISs and served as a reference for the six target countries. In this sense, the main contribution of the comparative study was to provide a pragmatic conceptual approach for the integration of labour migration information into LMISs, to the extent that so far all studies and analysis of the latter have focused exclusively on traditional labour market information. The study draws on interviews with 143 practitioners and on small workshops convened by the lead researcher. Published and disseminated to approximately 1200 recipients, the comparative study has been quoted (and continues to be) at various international events.