Resources on Labour migration in Africa

August 2018

  1. International Labour Organization, Deputy Regional Director for Africa Visits Zambia

    22 August 2018

    The Deputy Regional Director for Africa, of the International Labour Organization, Mr. Peter van Rooij is visiting Lusaka from 10th to 12th November.

  2. ILO Highlights the Need for Decent Work and Labour Standards for Migrant Workers

    10 August 2018

    In light of the Crisis and challenges of Migration, the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the Request of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), provided support, specifically to inaugurate a National Trade Union Platform on Labour Migration in Nigeria to enhance better understanding and support proper coordination of Migration.

June 2018

  1. Validation of "How Immigrant Contribute to South Africa's Economy" in Pretoria (ECLM project)

    An event was held in Pretoria on 27 June 2018 to validate the report, "How Immigrants Contribute to South Africa's Economy". The draft report was produced in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The agenda for this event can be downloaded below.

  2. The first youth employability services centre inaugurated in Bahir Dar, Amhara region, Ethiopia

    25 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) center – a first for Ethiopia was officially inaugurated on 19th June 2018. The YES centre is a joint initiative between the Government of Ethiopia and International Labour Organization (ILO) under the project on ‘Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Ethiopia’ which is part of the program ‘Stemming Irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia’ (SINCE) implemented by the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia and funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa.

  3. Better adapting migration policies to labour market needs would help Ghana’s economy, says new ILO -OECD Development Centre report

    20 June 2018

  4. Launch of How Immigrant Contribute to Ghana's Economy in Accra (ECLM project)

    An event was held in Accra on 20 June 2018 to launch the report, How Immigrants Contribute to Ghana's Economy. The report was produced in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The agenda for this event can be downloaded below.

  5. The first youth employability services center opened in Ethiopia

    19 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) centre addresses the need of young Ethiopians who migrate to different regions of the country and other countries in search of employment and livelihood.

May 2018

  1. How Immigrants Contribute to Ghana's Economy

    20 May 2018

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

  2. “Change starts in your mind”: How Tsehay Berhane found an alternative to migration

    07 May 2018

    Migrants – mostly women – account for more than 80 per cent of domestic workers in the Arab states, which is the highest percentage globally.

April 2018

  1. ILO and African Development Bank to work together on employment, effective labour migration and future of work challenges in Africa

    19 April 2018

    ILO and AFDB agreed to enhance cooperation on decent jobs for youth, labour migration and mobility and the future of work in Africa.