Publications on labour migration

May 2018

  1. Research Department Working Paper n°30

    Are remittances good for labor markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

    27 May 2018

    We present cross-country evidence on the impact of remittances on labor market outcomes. Remittances appear to have a strong impact on both labor supply and labor demand in recipient countries.

  2. Publication

    Risks and rewards: Outcomes of labour migration in South-East Asia (Key finding in Malaysia)

    15 May 2018

    This summary provides country-specific key findings on migration outcomes for Malaysia (English language).

April 2018

  1. Publication

    Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    20 April 2018

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. It aims to preserve social and economic stability and enhance resilience at the national level, in line with national plans and chapters of the 3RP. Embedded in the principles of decent work, the ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards.

March 2018

  1. ECLM Project

    How Immigrants Contribute to Côte d'Ivoire's Economy

    29 March 2018

    A joint report by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), How Immigrants contribute to Côte d'Ivoire's economy, demonstrates the economic contribution of these immigrants and makes recommendations regarding the enhancement of this contribution.

  2. Publication

    Study on Bilateral Labour and Social Security Agreements In North Africa

    11 March 2018

    The purpose of this study is to undertake in-depth research on the different bilateral labour agreements and social security agreements in the North Africa sub-region, with particular emphasis on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.

  3. Publication

    Domestic workers and employers in the Arab States: Promising practices and innovative models for a productive working relationship

    06 March 2018

    This White Paper presents promising practices and innovative models to ensure a productive working relationship for both domestic workers and employers in the Arab States.

  4. Publication

    India Labour Migration Update, March 2018

    01 March 2018

    This document gives a snapshot on the labour migration trends of India.

February 2018

  1. Publication

    Summary - Stemming irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia: A socio-economic assessment

    20 February 2018

    As part of the inception phase, ILO conducted a comprehensive socio-economic assessment in five high migration-prone regions of Ethiopia—Addis Ababa, Tigray, Amhara, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and Oromia. The findings of the assessment provide a deeper understanding of the dynamics of migration in Ethiopia, particularly on mobility trends in the target areas and the correlation between migration and socio-economic characteristics of individuals. It also provides a nuanced and in-depth understanding of the role of various stakeholders and potential partners (national, international, local) and their ongoing efforts to tackle migration-related challenges.

  2. Publication

    Profile of labour migration in Sri Lanka

    08 February 2018

    Over the past five years there has been a steady increase in the annual number of migrant workers deployed and the remittances received from abroad. Several factors contribute to the growing numbers including the search for better paying jobs, poverty, climate change, natural disasters, conflict and social factors.

  3. Publication

    Policy Brief on Common Myths and Facts about Domestic Work

    08 February 2018

    The policy brief includes related facts and recommended laws, policies and practices drawing on the experience of the Work in Freedom Programme.