Publications on labour migration

January 2021

  1. Policy brief

    COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries

    18 January 2021

    This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support, to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

December 2020

  1. Publication

    Call for applications - Contractor training 2021 - Deadline Extended to 24th January 2021

    22 December 2020

    International Labour Organization (ILO) PROSPECTS, Turkana County government, Kenya Institution for highways and Building Technology (KIGBT/KTC)

  2. Fair recruitment

    Central American migrant women in Mexico: Informality in recruitment and employment

    18 December 2020

    This brief summarizes the current state of recruitment practices for Central American migrant women, focusing on four key sectors including agriculture, domestic work, sex work and street vending, and focuses on migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, placing specific emphasis on Guatemala.

  3. Joint ILO, WHO, Interpeace and PBSO paper

    From crisis to opportunity for sustainable peace: A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19

    17 December 2020

  4. Labour Migration

    Ensuring migrant workers access to justice: An assessment of Thailand’s Migrant Workers Assistance Centers

    17 December 2020

    To increase migrant workers’ access to justice in Thailand, in 2016 the Ministry of Labour established Migrant Workers Assistance Centers in ten provinces throughout the country. By April 2019, the ten centres had delivered services to nearly 125,000 migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar.

  5. ILO Working Paper 20

    COVID-19, jobs and the future of work in the LDCs: A (disheartening) preliminary account

    15 December 2020

    This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), drawing on a large set of available data and sources. It highlights how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes via multiple channels of transmission. It looks at policy responses so far and provides some suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  6. Full report

    The migrant pay gap: Understanding wage differences between migrants and nationals

    14 December 2020

    This report analyses how migrant wages have evolved in 49 countries before the COVID-19 pandemic. It details the difficulties faced by migrants in receiving the same pay as nationals. It examines gender discrimination affecting women migrants and the difficulties migrants have in getting a job that corresponds to their level of education. It also includes first indications of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on migrant workers.

  7. Publication

    Employment and decent work in refugee and other forced displacement contexts

    03 December 2020

    Compendium of ILO’s lessons learned, emerging good practices and policy guidance

November 2020

  1. Geneva Peace Week 2020

    Summary of the virtual panel discussion "From Crisis to Opportunity for Sustainable Peace: Addressing interactions between health, employment and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19"

    30 November 2020

  2. Publication

    Global Study on Recruitment Fees and Related Costs

    27 November 2020

    A global study that examines the laws and policies of 90 countries, as well as numerous bilateral labour agreements and multi-stakeholder initiatives to identify the efforts Member States have made to regulate or prohibit recruitment fees and costs charged to workers. The global study supported the ILO’s adoption of the Definition of Recruitment Fees and Related Costs. The Definition, which is to be read in conjunction with the ILO’s General Principles and Operational Guidelines on Fair Recruitment.