Projects on labour migration


  1. Extending social security coverage to African migrant workers and their families (MIGSEC)

    1 October 2008 - 31 December 2010

    Migrant workers, estimated globally at 95 million in 2005, are often denied access to social security coverage in destination countries due to their particular circumstances, especially the length of their periods of employment and residence. They risk the loss of entitlement to social security benefits in their country of origin due to their absence, and may at the same time encounter restrictions under the social security system of the host country. Although migrant workers worldwide face such barriers to social security coverage in varying degrees, they are especially acute for African migrant workers and their families. The ILO Regional Office for Africa is therefore, implementing the project on Extending social security coverage to African migrant workers and their families (MIGSEC).

  2. Capacity Building, Information and Awareness Raising towards Promoting Orderly Migration in the Western Balkans

    1 February 2008 - 31 January 2010

    The project seeks to contribute to existing efforts towards promoting orderly migration within and from the Western Balkans


  1. Effective action for labour migration policy and practices funded by DFID

    1 December 2006 - 31 December 2009

    The project, "Effective Action for Labour Migration Policies and Practice" has three immediate objectives: increasing the capacity of constituents for effective governance and regulation of labour migration as an instrument of development, promotion of the ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration, and promoting ILO's role as a knowledge base on international labour migration through expanding databases on migration statistics and good practice profiles.

  2. Sustainable Partnerships for Governance of Labour Migration in the Russian Federation, Caucasus and Central Asia

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009

    The proposed project aims to promote a sustainable, participative and equitable approach to the governance of labour migration in the Russian Federation, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It will promote national and regional dialogue on more effective forms of migration governance, integrating initiatives of governments, trade unions, employers' associations, civil society, the ILO and other organisations in the region.

  3. ILO/UNIFEM/EC Asian Programme on Managing cross-border Movement of Labour in Southeast Asia

    1 January 2006 - 31 December 2009

    The project aims to promote active dialogue and cooperation for enhanced gender and rights-based management of labour migration among countries in the Asian region, and thereby minimize exploitative and abusive treatment of migrant workers.

  4. Improving institutional capacity to govern labour migration in North and West Africa

    1 October 2008 - 31 December 2009

    In many countries of North and West Africa, labour force growth has outstripped employment growth and has put pressure on the national labour markets' absorptive capacities. Migration movements have been increasing in complexity and are reorienting policy directions.

  5. Towards Sustainable Partnerships for the Effective Governance of Labour Migration in the Russian Federation, the Caucasus and Central Asia

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009

  6. Community development through employment creation and improved migration management in Tajikistan

    1 June 2007 - 30 June 2009

    The proposed project aims to improve the overall security situation in Tajikistan with particular emphasis on socio-economic and personal security needs of people on the move and of women who were left behind without income.

  7. Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration

    1 January 2006 - 30 April 2009

    This programme, which is supported by the European Union, aims to promote dialogue and cooperation related to improved management of labour migration, with a particular emphasis on gender and rights. Its goal is to combat the exploitation and abuse of migrant workers in the Asian region.

  8. Capacity building for migration management in China

    1 October 2007 - 1 March 2009

    The ‘Capacity Building for Migration Management in China’ Project is co-implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in close partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China. This project is principally financed by the European Commission, with co-funding from the Italian Ministry of Interior and the United Kingdom Border Agency. The project seeks to promote cooperation between China and the EU in field of migration through the exchange of expertise, information and personnel. The components of the project include raising awareness of the risks associated with irregular migration.