Publications on labour migration

September 2017

  1. Publication

    Labour Migration Statistics in Africa

    20 September 2017

    A first of its kind study spearheaded by the African Union and the ILO to efficiently respond to the current deficit in official and reliable migration data.

  2. Publication

    Deficiencies in Conditions of Work as a Cost to Labor Migration: Concepts, Extent, and Implications

    18 September 2017

    This paper sets out three goals. First, it provides a conceptual framework for analyzing migration costs associated with deficiencies in the conditions of work abroad, which is an insufficiently explored aspect of the existing theoretical frameworks on migration decision making. Second, using a novel data set, the KNOMAD migration surveys, it examines the nature and extent of the losses that migrant workers experience due to deficiencies in working conditions.

  3. Report

    The Migrant Recruitment Industry: Profitability and unethical business practices in Nepal, Paraguay and Kenya

    13 September 2017

    This publication documents the process of foreign recruitment in case-study migration corridors across different regions. The result of the research brings to the fore the abuse of migrant workers by recruiters and seeks to contribute to broadening the choices workers have to find decent work at home and abroad.

  4. Publication

    Training employment services providers on how to facilitate the recognition of skills of migrant workers: Facilitator’s notes

    01 September 2017

  5. Guide

    How to facilitate the recognition of skills of migrant workers: Guide for employment services providers

    01 September 2017

August 2017

  1. Publication

    Garment Factory Characteristics and Workplace Sexual Harassment

    09 August 2017

  2. Publication

    50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery

    09 August 2017

  3. Publication

    Promoting Collective Bargaining:Collective Bargaining Convention, 1981 (No. 154), Collective Bargaining Recommendation, 1981 (No. 163)

    08 August 2017

July 2017

  1. Publication

    Access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia

    28 July 2017

    This report analyses access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia and provides recommendations for improving complaint mechanisms for labour rights abuses.

June 2017

  1. Publication

    Work permits and employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: towards formalising the work of Syrian refugees

    28 June 2017

    The general objective of this assessment is to gain a better understanding of the impact work permits have on the employment of Syrian workers in Jordan. It utilises data gathered from questionnaires and focus group discussions with Syrian workers, with and without permits, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face.