Measuring recruitment costs of migrant workers through household surveys: Results of a pilot test from Lao PDR labour force survey 2017
Lao PDR implemented its second national labour force survey (LFS) in September 2017. The survey included a module testing the measurement of international labour migration, return migrants, and absentees, as well as recruitment costs of migrant workers. Results of this pilot process are presented in this paper.
The ILO has been supporting the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics as one of the first in pioneering this survey, aimed at shedding light on recruitment fees and costs paid by workers. As co-custodian of SDG Indicator 10.7.1 on reducing recruitment costs, the ILO and the World Bank have developed a global statistical methodology for the collection of data to measure progress in this area.
Modulo sobre costos de contratación en la EMIF Sur y prueba del indicador 10.7.1 de los ODS. Reporte de resultados
En 2019, la OIT y el COLEF colaboraron para medir los costos de contratación en los que incurrían los migrantes centroamericanos en México. Se añadió dicho módulo a la encuesta anual del COLEF (EMIF Sur). El módulo se basó en la metodología empleada por OIT-Banco Mundial para medir el Indicador de Costos de Contratación (RCI) del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 10.7.1. En este reporte se muestran los resultados de dicho ejercicio y se elaboran recomendaciones para su futura realización en otros corredores migratorios.
This Operational Manual on Recruitment Costs – SDG 10.7.1 aids in the collection and dissemination of data on recruitment costs and serves as a means of setting standards to produce comparable data across countries.
Training with Pakistani workers’ organizations on fair recruitment to promote safe, orderly and regular migration
The ILO Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) project supports capacity building of workers’ organizations in Pakistan on the topic of fair recruitment to promote safe, orderly and regular migration.
This set of Guidelines for the collection of statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1 on reducing recruitment costs, identifies a number of conceptual issues and definitions with respect to measuring recruitment costs borne by an employee as a proportion of monthly income earned in the country of destination. These guidelines have been produced by the ILO and the WB, as co-custodians of SDG Indicator 10.7.1, with the support of the EU funded ILO-REFRAME project and the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). They have been validated through a consultative process with National Statistical Offices and, as a result of this process the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDG) moved SDG indicator 10.7.1 from Tier 3 to Tier 2, in October 2019.
On September 13-14 2018, the ILO and World Bank, with the financial support of the EU, held a consultative workshop to determine how best to promote the adoption and production of an internationally comparable SDG indicator on recruitment costs.
ILO and World Bank convene a workshop with national statistical offices to promote and discuss guidelines for the collection of statistics on SDG indicator 10.7.1
Measuring recruitment costs of migrant workers (SDG indicator 10.7.1): ILO-World Bank Model PAPI Questionnaire (Short form (Version 2));