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:
- Private sector, employers’, and workers’ organizations are engaged to produce decent work environments for migrant workers
- Gender-responsive policy frameworks are developed or strengthened to realise fair recruitment and decent work and regulatory compliance
- Discriminatory attitudes towards women and men migrant workers are diminished; and
- Migrant workers have improved access to information and support services throughout the migration cycle.