Resources on Labour migration in Africa

May 2018

  1. “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.

  2. Consultancy service to conduct labour market analysis in five IGAD member states : Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda

    04 January 2018

    The objective of the assignment is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the economic, employment, labour and migration dynamics in five IGAD member countries (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia) and further explore casual chains, identify opportunities, challenges and recommend possible strategies for improving productive employment for migrants and nationals. To this end, the study is expected to critically analyse the demand and supply side of the labour market as well as intermediaries and institutional and policy frameworks governing labour, labour mobility and employment in the five target countries.

  3. Improved labour migration governance to protect migrant workers and combat Irregular migration in Ethiopia Project - baseline survey

    01 January 2018

    The survey provides a comprehensive analysis of the magnitude of regular and irregular labour migration to GCC states and Lebanon and the capacity of government institutions to govern labour migration. The finding shows that more than 50 per cent of all migrants going to the Middle East go through irregular means and around 83 per cent of the returned and still working migrants could be considered as irregular migrants.

November 2017

  1. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon of Nigeria Appointed ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa

    21 November 2017

    Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, the new ILO Regional Director for Africa, took part in the High Level Conference on “a renewed partnership with Africa” in Brussels as part of the European Parliament’s Africa Week. She also addressed the European Parliament on employment and migration issues ahead of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

October 2017

  1. Promoting Social Dialogue and Decent Work in the ECOWAS Sub-Region

    27 October 2017

    ILO - through the “Support to the Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa" Projects - supported the ECOWAS Tripartite Social Dialogue Forum focusing on Labour Migration, Mobility and Protection of the migrant workers’ rights.