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ILO Labour Migration Module

  • Responsible Organisations: International Labour Organization (ILO) (International Organisation)
  • ILO Regions: Africa; Americas; Arab States; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Global
  • Country(ies): Armenia; Ecuador; Egypt; Global coverage; Moldova, Republic of; Thailand; Ukraine; Zimbabwe
  • Thematic areas: Evidence-based policy making
  • MLFLM: 3.


ILO's Labour Migration Module consists in a series of migration-related questions that can be added to existing household and labour force surveys. The module is a tool for gathering reliable data on labour migration; the socio-demographic composition of labour migrants, including their educational attainment and areas of training before departure; as well as their economic activities, working conditions, and the frequency and duration of their travel. While module questions cover a wide range of migration topics, special attention is given to the employment situation of current and former migrants and to international remittances. Country priorities - including whether the country of implementation is a country of origin or destination - determine the choice of questions. Sections of the module were first tested in Armenia, Egypt, Ecuador, and Thailand in 2006/2007. More recently, the module has been applied in Zimbabwe, as well as in the Ukraine and Moldova (2011- 2012) in the context of the EU-funded ILO project on 'Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skills Dimensions'.


last updated on 19.05.2015^ top