Publications on fair recruitment


  1. Madagascar alignment of labour code to newly ratified conventions

    23 March 2022

    This promising practice is part of a series, and results from a stocktaking exercise undertaken five years after the launch of the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI).

  2. Regulation of Private Recruitment Agencies in Uganda

    23 March 2022

    This promising practice is part of a series, and results from a stocktaking exercise undertaken five years after the launch of the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI).


  1. Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers in an Irregular Situation and Addressing Irregular Labour Migration: A Compendium

    23 December 2021

    The Compendium presents the situations that can lead migrant workers into irregularity, the rights of migrant workers in irregular situations, and the relevant international standards and good practice. It highlights laws, policies and practices that can help address irregular labour migration, and facilitate respect and promotion of the human rights of all migrant workers, regardless of status”. The Compendium is not intended to be exhaustive but is instead a living document that will be regularly updated with new examples and experiences. It seeks to encourage the sharing of good practices by states, social partners, and other actors concerned and to contribute to the attainment of the objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular migration.

  2. Use of digital technology in the recruitment of migrant workers

    13 December 2021

    This research report shows that digital technology can play a significant role in making safe labour migration and fair recruitment a reality. It also gives valuable recommendations for how to make this happen.

  3. Locked down and in limbo: The global impact of COVID-19 on migrant worker rights and recruitment

    22 November 2021

    This report provides a global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers – with a focus on recruitment – drawing on rapid assessments conducted by the ILO in early-mid 2020.

  4. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists in Uzbekistan

    12 October 2021

    This toolkit was created to help journalists in Uzbekistan to report on forced labour and fair recruitment.

  5. ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative Strategy 2021-2025 - Taking stock, moving forward

    20 August 2021

    The Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) was launched in 2014 as part of the ILO Fair Migration Agenda. Since its launch, the FRI has been critical to ILO’s work in the area of national and international recruitment of workers and has added renewed impetus and visibility to this important topic. The 2021-2025 Strategy will continue to be grounded in relevant international labour standards (ILS), global guidance, and social dialogue between governance institutions and actors of the labour market.

  6. Impact of COVID-19 on private recruitment agencies in the Philippines

    18 August 2021

    This assessment highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippines’ recruitment industry, in particular private recruitment agencies (PRAs).

  7. Establishing Fair Recruitment Processes: An ILO online training toolkit

    11 August 2021

    In cooperation with ITC-ILO, the REFRAME project has produced a comprehensive modular training manual on fair recruitment to support its constituents to design, support and implement fair recruitment practices.

  8. Recruitment of migrant workers from Nepal: Country profile

    15 July 2021

    This review provides an overview of legislative and policy frameworks concerning recruitment of migrant workers in Nepal and identifies gaps in relation to the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment.