Publications on labour migration

April 2020

  1. Publication

    Unlocking Opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's horticulture sector

    27 April 2020

    A market system analysis of the horticulture sector with a view to promoting livelihoods of Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees.


    TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    23 April 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.

  3. Publication

    ILO PROSPECTS Generic Terms of Reference for Rapid Assessments of the Impact of COVID-19 on Socio-Economic Environments of Refugee-Hosting Communities

    20 April 2020

  4. Publication

    Synthesis report: Unlocking opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's horticulture sector

    14 April 2020

    In order to create decent job opportunities for both Lebanese host communities and forcibly displaced Syrians, the ILO deployed its Approach to Inclusive Market Systems (AIMS) to look at ways to develop the Lebanese greenhouse horticulture sector.

  5. Fair recruitment

    Fair recruitment country brief: Pakistan

    07 April 2020

    This brief provides an overview of fair recruitment challenges and opportunities in Pakistan, and priorities for action for the REFRAME project.


    Recruitment fees and related costs: What migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar pay to work in Thailand

    01 April 2020

    This report presents the findings of a survey on recruitment fees and related costs paid by migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar to work in Thailand.

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

    Executive summary: 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. Fair recruitment

    Review of law, policy and practice of recruitment of migrant workers in Pakistan

    11 March 2020

    This review provides an overview of legislative and policy frameworks concerning recruitment of migrant workers in Pakistan. The review identifies gaps in relation to the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment, and proposes recommendations for ensuring fair recruitment.