Projects on labour migration


  1. Enhancing the capacity of Pacific Island countries to address the impacts of climate change on migration

    1 June 2013 - 1 June 2015

    Building on its mission to improve the capacity of constituents to protect migrant workers and enhance the management of migration, the ILO, in partnership with ESCAP and UNDP, is working on a project to develop the ability of Pacific Island countries to address the impacts of climate change on migration through well-managed, rights-based migration schemes and policy frameworks, supported by comprehensive research and knowledge building.

  2. Tripartite Action to Protect Migrant Workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion from Labour Exploitation (GMS TRIANGLE project)

    10 June 2010 - 31 May 2015

    The GMS TRIANGLE project focused on reducing the exploitation of labour migrants by contributing to the development of legal and safe recruitment channels and improved labour protection mechanisms. It is currently continued through TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme.

  3. Migration and Governance Network - MAGNET

    1 December 2012 - 31 May 2015

    ILO supports Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and the Gulf Cooperation Council States to strengthen labour migration governance and combat human trafficking.

  4. Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Advocating Institutional Reform in the Middle East

    1 December 2012 - 1 May 2015

    This project is an initiative of the Migration and Governance Network - MAGNET. The ILO is working with countries in the Arab States to provide options for reform of national policies and institutions to protect migrant domestic workers rights.


  1. The Labour Market Integration of New Immigrants in Europe: Analysis and Policy Evaluation

    1 October 2012 - 31 December 2014

    This research project undertaken between October 2012 and December 2014 by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and ILO-MIGRANT, thanks to funding from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, aimed at providing an integrated picture of the role of policies in facilitating newly-arrived immigrants’ access to the labour market and to middle-skilled jobs.

  2. Strengthening Capacity to Implement Australia's Seasonal Worker Program in Papua New Guinea and Nauru

    1 September 2013 - 1 December 2014

    Seasonal migration schemes, currently in place between selected Pacific Island countries and Australia and New Zealand respectively, are a valuable opportunity for Pacific Island countries to address unemployment, improve skills development amongst their citizens and stimulate growth through remitted earnings. Given that the schemes target unskilled workers, these programs have the potential to achieve developmental impacts for both workers and the communities and provinces they come from. Papua New Guinea and Nauru, as more recent entrants to the Australian Seasonal Worker Program, face various challenges in ensuring that institutions are in place to market, prepare and reintegrate seasonal workers. This project was aimed at addressing these challenges, helping to ensure that workers are prepared and protected to participate in seasonal migration, and improve management and visibility of the schemes so that employers are more likely to engage workers in future.

  3. Protecting the Rights of Migrant Women Domestic Workers in Lebanon

    1 June 2011 - 31 October 2014

    The project enhances economic integration for women migrants and improved labour migration governance and social dialogue as a means to contribute to poverty alleviation through decent work for migrant workers.

  4. Labour Governance & Migration

    1 June 2012 - 1 June 2014

    This multi-country technical cooperation project has two main components: strengthening labour market governance and improving the development impact of labour migration.

  5. Protecting Migrant Workers’ Rights in Jordan

    1 May 2012 - 31 May 2014

    The objective of this project is to improve the fundamental rights of workers in Jordan, particularly foreign migrant workers.

  6. Regional Project on Vocational and Professional Training and Labour Insertion - Dominican Republic and Central America

    1 June 2010 - 28 February 2014

    The ILO supports professional training institutions in the Central American and Dominican Republic sub-regions to improve their methodological instruments for developing professional competences in order to the improve public employment services.