Projects on labour migration


  1. 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.

  7. Proyecto Políticas de Migración Laboral Sensibles al Género (In Spanish)

    10 February 2011 - 10 February 2014

    El proyecto dirige sus esfuerzos hacia la administración de la migración laboral bajo un enfoque de género y tiene como objetivo fortalecer la capacidad de quienes tienen la responsabilidad de formular políticas, así como de los interlocutores sociales, para adoptar y ejecutar políticas y leyes de migración laboral sensibles al género.


  1. Reducing Vulnerability to Bondage in India through Promotion of Decent Work

    1 March 2011 - 30 November 2013

    The overall objective of the project is to bring significant reduction in household vulnerability to bondage in India through an integrated approach to promote Decent Work

  2. Promoting Integration for Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe

    1 November 2011 - 20 October 2013

    A project financed under the "European Fund For The Integration Of Third Country Nationals"