Publications on labour migration

March 2019

  1. Meeting document

    Final report - Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs

    11 March 2019

  2. EIIP Policy Brief

    Lebanon: Public works for women’s empowerment, refugee livelihood promotion and host community development

    06 March 2019

  3. EIIP Policy Brief

    Jordan: Advancing gender equality and supporting job creation among refugees and host communities through public works

    06 March 2019

  4. Report

    The Social Construction of Migrant Care Work At the intersection of care, migration and gender

    04 March 2019

    This publication examines the implications of migration in the care economy and its effects on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. It focuses on the working conditions of women and men migrants performing care work in destination countries; how migration in the care economy affects gender equality at work; and areas for policy action. The paper highlights the need for effective and coordinated policies to help improve the governance of labour migration for health-care workers, address decent work deficits of care workers for better recruitment and reten­tion and improve skills recognition and certification.

  5. Publication

    Flyer - Side event on Ensuring Fair Recruitment for Realising Human Potential and Sustainable Development

    04 March 2019

February 2019

  1. Publication

    Rules of the Game: An introduction to the standards-related work of the International Labour Organization (Centenary edition 2019)

    20 February 2019

    A brief presentation of the ILO’s standards policy with a view to facilitating understanding and ownership by the ILO’s traditional constituents, as well as the United Nations system, non-specialists and the broader public.

  2. Measuring recruitment costs

    Statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1: Draft Guidelines for their Collection

    08 February 2019

    This draft 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.

  3. Labour migration

    Access to the labour market for admitted migrant workers in Asia and related corridors

    07 February 2019

    This publication aims to help policy makers and stakeholders develop informed strategies and programmes supporting greater flexibility and decent work for migrant workers while enhancing labour market efficiency and labour migration governance.

January 2019

  1. EIIP Policy Brief

    Job creation for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities through Green Works in agriculture and forestry

    14 January 2019

    This policy brief presents a project of the ILO in Jordan to carry out Green Works and generate employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities through employment-intensive investment approaches

  2. Publication

    Minimum wages and wage protection in the Arab States: Ensuring a just system for national and migrant workers

    08 January 2019

    This note for policymakers explores how States in the region – particularly those with a high percentage of migrant workers – can initiate a systematic, evidence-based process for setting and adjusting minimum wages, drawing on ILO standards and international good practice, whilst also improving and strengthening systems of wage protection.