Resources on Labour migration in Africa

December 2019

  1. National Capacity Building Workshop on Labour Statistics highlighting the 20th ICLS on Labour Migration Statistics

    The workshop aims to strengthen capacity on labour market and migration statistics for formulation/implementation policies, projects and programmes to promote decent work for all.

  2. Zimbabwe takes steps to implement new Labour Migration Policy

    18 December 2019

    There has been a growing commitment for making decent work a reality for migrant workers in Zimbabwe. This process is benefiting from technical and financial support from the ILO and International Organization for Migration (IOM).

November 2019

  1. Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa (THAMM)

    01 November 2019

    This Project is a sub-regional project funded by the European Union through the “Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa” and the German Federal Ministry for Development (BMZ). It is implemented under two separate contracts, one concerning the ILO and IOM funded by the European Union and one concerning GIZ funded by the EU and BMZ.

  2. Migrant Workers' Skills Portability in Africa at Regional Economic Community and Continental Level

    01 November 2019

    Guidance towards an African qualifications framework? Africa currently hosts nearly 25 million international migrants. Some are fleeing from conflicts, instability, climate change or hardship, while others chose to leave their country for better living conditions and income opportunities elsewhere. All of them possess skills that can be used in their new environments, in the community, and, most importantly, to help them find and sustain a decent job.

October 2019

  1. ILO provided a platform for knowledge sharing among social partners in EAC- IGAD Member States

    22 October 2019

    The ILO is implementing a project “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” in collaboration with the IGAD Secretariat and financed by the European Union, Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF).

September 2019


    17 September 2019

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL to Conduct a Study on the Interaction Between Climate Change Variables, Labour Markets and Migration in Selected Migration Corridors in the IGAD Region

  2. ILO, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to strengthen partnership in Africa

    12 September 2019

    New Memorandum of Understanding underscores renewed commitment to social justice, with focus on workers’ rights, labour migration, youth employment and the informal economy.

  3. Sub-Regional Tripartite Consultations for the Formulation of Skills Partnerships on Migration Western Africa and the Sahel

    Skills partnerships can contribute to reaping migrants’ potential more effectively, being an innovative mechanism for maximising brain gain and sharing the benefits of migration for both origin and destination countries.

July 2019


    19 July 2019

    In order to strengthen dialogue, coordination and collaboration among Member States in the Labour and Employment fields within the region, the ECOWAS Commission organised a 3-day General Assembly of the ECOWAS Tripartite Social Dialogue Forum in Abuja.

June 2019

  1. Rights and responsibilities of relevant actors on labour migration in Ethiopia

    28 June 2019

    Rights and responsibilities of relevant actors on labour migration in Ethiopia: based on Ethiopian Overseas Employment Proclamation 923/20161.