Resources on Labour migration in Africa

June 2018

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

    20 June 2018

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

March 2018

  1. Launch of How Immigrant Contribute to Côte d'Ivoire's Economy in Abidjan (ECLM project)

    An event was held in Abidjan on 29 March 2018 to launch the report, How Immigrants Contribute to Côte d'Ivoire'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 will be available soon.

  2. 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. Free movement of persons and transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving opportunities for regular labour mobility

    01 March 2018

    The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of the regional integration.

January 2018

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

    05 January 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.