Publications on labour migration

March 2020

  1. Employment Policy Brief

    Migration and job creation in North/West Africa: Employment-intensive investment strategies in The Gambia, Mauritania, and Tunisia

    24 March 2020

    This note explains how the ILO supports its constituents, particularly the countries of the origin of migrants, in addressing migration issues through job creation with the EIIP approach, with concrete examples from the ILO’s experiences in The Gambia, Mauritania, and Tunisia.

  2. Publication

    Mapping responses by cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations to forced displacement

    23 March 2020

    Produced as part of a wider programme on responding to forced displacement crises, the report identifies good practices, lessons learned and potential areas of innovation by cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations working in displacement contexts.

  3. Publication

    ILO launches new tool for labour migration researchers and policy makers

    20 March 2020

    The ILO has developed a global database of over 90 national laws, policies and regulations that have defined recruitment fees and related costs. By visiting the map database, you can find out whether a specific country policy regulates or prohibits the charging of recruitment fees and/or related costs to the worker; and whether it is applicable to national and/or migrant workers. The map provides the relevant extract of the policies and links to the policies.

  4. Publication

    New tool for labour migration researchers and policy makers

    04 March 2020

    Visit the ILO’s global database of over 90 national laws, policies and regulations that have defined recruitment fees and related costs.

February 2020

  1. Meeting document

    Final recommendations

    24 February 2020

    Proposed Actions on Improving Cooperation between Labour Inspectors, Recruitment Agency Regulators and Anti-Trafficking Police

  2. Newsletter

    Fair Recruitment Initiative Newsletter - Edition February 2020

    04 February 2020

  3. Fair recruitment

    Female labour migration from Pakistan: A situation analysis

    01 February 2020

    This report examines patterns and characteristics of female labour migration from Pakistan, and provides recommendations to ensure that women have equal opportunities for safe and fair migration.

January 2020


    TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    24 January 2020

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.


    The future of work and migration: 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) thematic background paper

    01 January 2020

    This paper was prepared to inform and guide the discussions on “Future of Work and Migration” at the 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) held from 25 to 26 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The AFML is a tripartite meeting that brings together governments, employers’ organizations, and workers’ organizations, alongside civil society organizations, to discuss migration governance issues across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, and aims to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.


    The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) Background information booklet (4th edition)

    01 January 2020

    The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is a regional tripartite platform to discuss issues faced by women and men migrant workers from and within ASEAN. The ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of Migrant Workers (Cebu Declaration) was adopted by the ten ASEAN Member States (AMS) in 2007 in Cebu, the Philippines. The Cebu Declaration shows the AMS’ commitment to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers in the region. In order to advance the principles of the Cebu Declaration, the AFML was established to provide an open platform for governments, employers, workers, and civil society organizations to discuss complex and regional labour migration issues. Twelve AFMLs have been held to date. This publication contains information on the establishment of the AFML, past themes, and the Recommendations adopted at the 3rd–12th AFMLs, showing progress being made toward the implementation of the Cebu Declaration. This background information booklet provides an overview of the AFML process, and is a product of the International Labour Organization (ILO) TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Global Affairs Canada, and the ILO.