Publications on labour migration

November 2021

  1. Publication

    2021 Annual International Migration and Forced Displacement Trends and Policies Report to the G20

    25 November 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, migrants and refugees were and still are among the most vulnerable groups on the labour market. At the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, leaders declared their aim to "mitigate the impact of the pandemic on those in vulnerable situations, which may include refugees, migrants and forcibly displaced people; respond to growing humanitarian needs; and address the root causes of displacement”. This joint report by the OECD, ILO, IOM and UNHCR provides a basis for discussion and policy making. The first part presents the latest figures on migration flows and stocks in G20 countries, including student migration and forced displacement. The second part analyses how G20 countries adjusted management of migration in reaction to the pandemic. It includes a contribution from WHO on its efforts to support migrants and refugees. The third part looks at the adaptation of migration governance to the recovery challenge. The report concludes noting shared upcoming challenges for the G20.

  2. Fair recruitment

    Locked down and in limbo: The global impact of COVID-19 on migrant worker rights and recruitment

    22 November 2021

    This report provides a global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers – with a focus on recruitment – drawing on rapid assessments conducted by the ILO in early-mid 2020.

  3. Report

    Opportunity scouting and mapping analysis of inclusive skills and lifelong learning strategies and policies in Egypt

    16 November 2021

    The report provides inclusive skills and lifelong learning implementation scenarios to address the skills mismatch and lack of decent work opportunities faced by the country.

  4. Publication

    Diagnosis on informality in targeted intervention areas of the PROSPECTS programme in Uganda

    09 November 2021

    In 2020, the ILO commissioned a study on the informal economy in the forced displacement context in Uganda. The aim of the study was to assess drivers of informality in refugee settlements and host communities in targeted regions of the PROSPECTS programme and identify opportunities to improve working conditions and reduce informality among these target groups.

  5. ILO Brief

    Intervention Model: For extending social protection to refugees and asylum seekers

    08 November 2021

  6. ILO Brief

    Intervention Model: For extending social protection to migrant workers in an irregular situation

    08 November 2021

  7. ILO Brief

    Intervention Model: For extending social protection to migrant domestic workers

    08 November 2021

  8. Publication

    Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families: Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners

    08 November 2021

    This new ILO global Guide provides an overview of policy options and country practices to extend social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families.


    TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    01 November 2021

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

October 2021

  1. Report

    Refugees and the Egyptian Labour Market: An analysis of the potential role of employers’ organizations

    25 October 2021

    This report aims to create the foundation for social dialogue, by better understanding the position of employers on the topic of refugees and their economic inclusion in Egypt.