Resources on Labour migration in Africa

August 2018

  1. 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.

July 2018

  1. Public employment services provision and labour market information collection and utilization

    01 July 2018

    This assessment was able to provide a comprehensive analysis of existing employment services provision systems, process and labour market information system as well as key labour market institutions and assess the extent of its efficiency and effectiveness. Moreover, it provides an in depth analysis of the system and process of existing public employment services in Ethiopia and identifies the capacity gap of MoLSA on the effective response to labour market supply and demand dynamics and the overall employment service provision systems and processes.

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. Namibia set to take over from South Africa as Chair of the SADC Summit and the Employment and Labour Sector

    16 May 2018

    As Namibia prepares to take over the reins of SADC Summit, the Employment and Labour Sector (ELS) is meeting to discuss the regional body’s progress on implementing plans on employment and labour. A capacity building workshop on extending social protection to migrant workers and strengthening of capacity and policy instruments on portability of social security benefits in the region will also be held under an EU supported regional project.

  3. “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.