Publications on labour migration

February 2019

  1. Measuring recruitment costs

    Statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1: Draft Guidelines for their Collection

    08 February 2019

    This draft set of Guidelines for the collection of statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1 on reducing recruitment costs, identifies a number of conceptual issues and definitions with respect to measuring recruitment costs borne by an employee as a proportion of monthly income earned in the country of destination. These guidelines have been produced by the ILO and the WB, as co-custodians of SDG Indicator 10.7.1, with the support of the EU funded ILO-REFRAME project and the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). They have been validated through a consultative process with National Statistical Offices and, as a result of this process the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDG) moved SDG indicator 10.7.1 from Tier 3 to Tier 2, in October 2019.

  2. Labour migration

    Access to the labour market for admitted migrant workers in Asia and related corridors

    07 February 2019

    This publication aims to help policy makers and stakeholders develop informed strategies and programmes supporting greater flexibility and decent work for migrant workers while enhancing labour market efficiency and labour migration governance.

January 2019

  1. EIIP Policy Brief

    Job creation for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities through Green Works in agriculture and forestry

    14 January 2019

    This policy brief presents a project of the ILO in Jordan to carry out Green Works and generate employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities through employment-intensive investment approaches

  2. Publication

    Minimum wages and wage protection in the Arab States: Ensuring a just system for national and migrant workers

    08 January 2019

    This note for policymakers explores how States in the region – particularly those with a high percentage of migrant workers – can initiate a systematic, evidence-based process for setting and adjusting minimum wages, drawing on ILO standards and international good practice, whilst also improving and strengthening systems of wage protection.

December 2018

  1. Research Department Working Paper n°40

    What drives old age work in China?

    24 December 2018

    The aim of this paper is to contribute to an understanding of the decisions of the near old and older Chinese to work, and how work characteristics vary across genders, localities, and within overall income and security situations as ageing advances.

  2. Information Note

    Global Skills Partnership on Migration

    10 December 2018

    The Global Skills Partnership was launched at a side event held during the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration, from 10-11 December.

  3. Publication

    Ending forced labour by 2030: A review of policies and programmes

    10 December 2018

    The latest Global Estimates indicate that 25 million people are in forced labour globally. How can the world community get firmly on track toward eliminating forced labour? The International Labour Organization report Ending forced labour by 2030: A review of policies and programmes points the way with policy approaches and responses.

  4. Executive Sumamry

    ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers – Results and Methodology [Executive Summary]

    05 December 2018

  5. Executive Sumamry

    ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers – Results and Methodology [Executive Summary]

    05 December 2018

  6. Report

    ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers – Results and Methodology

    05 December 2018

    This report maps the current state of labour migration and the key characteristics of migrant workers in the world today.