Projects on labour migration

2011

  1. Republica of Moldova, Building capacity for coordination of social security for migrant workers

    1 September 2009 - 31 December 2011

    The project aimed at improving the social security benefits for Moldovan migrant workers by enhancing the capacity of the Moldovan government in negotiating, adopting, and implementing bilateral social security agreements with major destination countries of Moldovan migrant workers. The project contributes to improve the impact of migration on development and on poverty reduction by ensuring the right of social security for the Moldovan migrant workers and their families.

  2. Program "Improving the institutional capacity for governance of labor migration in North Africa and West"

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2011

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa in close collaboration with the ILO's International Migration in Geneva implements a program to improve the institutional capacity for governance of labor migration in Africa North and West. The program works to achieve and maximize the benefits of international migration of labor to the development of countries of origin and destination through actions focused on the promotion of good governance and effective management migration of labor and support.

  3. Combating Forced Labour and Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers (Phase II)

    1 January 2008 - 31 December 2011

    The Project addresses the needs, rights and concerns of Indonesian migrant workers throughout the migration cycle. The project also focuses in particular on domestic workers, who are among the most vulnerable to forced labour and trafficking.

  4. Regulating labour migration as an instrument of development and regional cooperation, in Kazakhstan, Kyrghyz Republic and Tajikistan

    1 March 2008 - 31 March 2011

    Complementary to the partnership project mentioned above, a new project Regulating labour migration as an instrument of development and regional cooperation will initiate operations in Central Asia in March 2008.

2010

  1. Extending social security for migrant workers in Africa

    1 September 2008 - 31 December 2010

    The approach of the project will be to assist governments, in consultation with the social partners (workers and employers), to strengthen national and regional strategies for the extension of social security coverage to African migrant workers and their families.

  2. Extending social security coverage to African migrant workers and their families (MIGSEC)

    1 October 2008 - 31 December 2010

    Migrant workers, estimated globally at 95 million in 2005, are often denied access to social security coverage in destination countries due to their particular circumstances, especially the length of their periods of employment and residence. They risk the loss of entitlement to social security benefits in their country of origin due to their absence, and may at the same time encounter restrictions under the social security system of the host country. Although migrant workers worldwide face such barriers to social security coverage in varying degrees, they are especially acute for African migrant workers and their families. The ILO Regional Office for Africa is therefore, implementing the project on Extending social security coverage to African migrant workers and their families (MIGSEC).

  3. Capacity Building, Information and Awareness Raising towards Promoting Orderly Migration in the Western Balkans

    1 February 2008 - 31 January 2010

    The project seeks to contribute to existing efforts towards promoting orderly migration within and from the Western Balkans

2009

  1. Effective action for labour migration policy and practices funded by DFID

    1 December 2006 - 31 December 2009

    The project, "Effective Action for Labour Migration Policies and Practice" has three immediate objectives: increasing the capacity of constituents for effective governance and regulation of labour migration as an instrument of development, promotion of the ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration, and promoting ILO's role as a knowledge base on international labour migration through expanding databases on migration statistics and good practice profiles.

  2. Sustainable Partnerships for Governance of Labour Migration in the Russian Federation, Caucasus and Central Asia

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009

    The proposed project aims to promote a sustainable, participative and equitable approach to the governance of labour migration in the Russian Federation, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It will promote national and regional dialogue on more effective forms of migration governance, integrating initiatives of governments, trade unions, employers' associations, civil society, the ILO and other organisations in the region.

  3. ILO/UNIFEM/EC Asian Programme on Managing cross-border Movement of Labour in Southeast Asia

    1 January 2006 - 31 December 2009

    The project aims to promote active dialogue and cooperation for enhanced gender and rights-based management of labour migration among countries in the Asian region, and thereby minimize exploitative and abusive treatment of migrant workers.