Publications on labour migration

March 2018

  1. 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.

  4. Publication

    Fair recruitment initiative newsletter - First edition January 2018

    01 February 2018

    This bi-annual publication provides regular updates on International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts to achieve fair recruitment for all workers worldwide.

  5. Project leaflet

    ILO/EU REFRAME Project

    01 February 2018

    Global action to improve the recruitment framework of labour migration (REFRAME). Project brief description; it includes challenges, objectives, scope, and contribution to the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative

December 2017

  1. Policy coherence paper

    General practical guidance on promoting coherence among employment, education/training and labour migration policies

    20 December 2017

    This practical guidance is part of a broader ILO effort to foster coherence among employment, education/training and migration policies and address constituents’ demands in this area. It is based on the existing volume of literature on this subject in public policy and draws on ILO experience and lessons learned globally. It is a building block towards further country analyses and a guide and training manual in the future.

  2. Green Initiative

    Policy Brief: The role of fair and effective labour migration governance in regional climate adaptation

    20 December 2017

  3. Book

    Trade unions and migrant workers: New contexts and challenges in Europe

    20 December 2017

    This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the 1990s and 2015.

  4. Publication

    Risks and rewards: Outcomes of labour migration in South-East Asia

    15 December 2017

    This report assesses changes in the lives of migrant workers from before to after their migration and provides recommendations for improving outcomes within the region.