Fair recruitment

Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME)



The REFRAME project is a European Union-funded global action aiming at preventing and reducing abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices, and maximizing the protection of migrant workers in the recruitment process and their contribution to development. The project seeks to support the dissemination and operationalization of the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment, at global, regional and national level, and is implemented under the framework of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative.

The REFRAME project works in the Guatemala-Mexico corridor, and the Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan-Arab States corridors. The project takes a multi-stakeholder approach, partnering with government, social partners (workers’ and employers’ organizations), business, labour recruiters, civil society and the media to address fair recruitment. The project’s three objectives are:
  1. Undertake integrated action on fair recruitment across migration corridors to demonstrate the benefits and feasibility of fairer recruitment models
  2. Enhance capacities of social partners, business, civil society organizations and the media to deliver better information and services to migrant workers throughout the recruitment process
  3. Produce and disseminate global knowledge and tools to inform policies and build capacities of relevant actors at different national, regional and international levels

Latest

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    REFRAME project in Sri Lanka

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    Measuring Sustainable Development Goal indicator 10.7.1 on the recruitment costs of migrant workers: Results of Viet Nam pilot survey 2019

    May 2021

    This report presents an assessment of the pilot process on measuring SDG indicator 10.7.1, undertaken by the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO), in collaboration with the ILO, during the quarter four of the 2019 country’s Labour Force Survey.

  3. Fair recruitment

    Workforce and migration patterns of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry: Implications for growth of the sector

    April 2021

    This report considers factors that drive workers from the Sri Lankan tourism industry to migrate overseas; seeks to understand the impact of labour turnover on the local industry; and identify the recruitment channels workers use to secure labour market opportunities overseas.

  4. Report

    Rapid Assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on labour migration governance, recruitment practices and migrant workers in Pakistan

    April 2021

    Covering the period from March to November 2020, the assessment examines the pandemic’s impact on labour migration from Pakistan, primarily to Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Its findings are drawn from an in-depth survey, key informant interviews and discussions with migrant workers, regulatory bodies, relevant stakeholders and facilitators of migration processes.

Publications

  1. Fair recruitment

    Measuring Sustainable Development Goal indicator 10.7.1 on the recruitment costs of migrant workers: Results of Viet Nam pilot survey 2019

    20 May 2021

    This report presents an assessment of the pilot process on measuring SDG indicator 10.7.1, undertaken by the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO), in collaboration with the ILO, during the quarter four of the 2019 country’s Labour Force Survey.

  2. Fair recruitment

    Workforce and migration patterns of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry: Implications for growth of the sector

    21 April 2021

    This report considers factors that drive workers from the Sri Lankan tourism industry to migrate overseas; seeks to understand the impact of labour turnover on the local industry; and identify the recruitment channels workers use to secure labour market opportunities overseas.

  3. Fair recruitment

    Rapid Assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on labour migration governance, recruitment practices and migrant workers in Pakistan

    16 April 2021

    Covering the period from March to November 2020, the assessment examines the pandemic’s impact on labour migration from Pakistan, primarily to Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Its findings are drawn from an in-depth survey, key informant interviews and discussions with migrant workers, regulatory bodies, relevant stakeholders and facilitators of migration processes.