The FAIRWAY Programme

The FAIRWAY programme addresses underlying causes of decent work deficits at their source through national-level interventions in selected countries of origin in East, West and North Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Morocco). In the Arab States, the  programme provides continuity to interventions in countries of destination across the region by building on the work of the Fairway Middle East project (2016-2019), which target low-skilled migrant workers from all regions. With a focus on  key sectors where vulnerable migrant workers are engaged—including domestic work and the construction sector—FAIRWAY seeks to address the interlinked structural, behavioural, and practical barriers to improved labour migration. To do so, FAIRWAY works to realise four objectives:
  1. Private sector, employers’, and workers’ organizations are engaged to produce decent work environments for migrant workers
  2. Gender-responsive policy frameworks are developed or strengthened to realise fair recruitment and decent work and regulatory compliance
  3. Discriminatory attitudes towards women and men migrant workers are diminished; and
  4. Migrant workers have improved access to information and support services throughout the migration cycle.

Latest news

  1. Collaboration between ILO and Elizade University seeks to Improve Media Reporting on Labour Migration in Nigeria

    19 May 2023

    Through the FAIRWAY Programme in Nigeria, ILO is improving the quality of teaching labour migration related topics for students of Mass Communication and Journalism.

  2. Training on identifying cases of forced labour of migrant workers in Kuwait supports government officials and company representatives to address an important challenge

    Between 13-15 March 2023, the ILO organized a three-day training on forced labour and trafficking in persons for staff of the labour inspectorate, the labour relations department, the domestic workers department, the shelter (for victims of labour exploitation), and the international relations department of the Public Authority for Manpower. A separate workshop was held for companies, focussing on how tools available to help strengthen business’ ability to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons.