Assessment Study on the Skills of Returned Myanmar Migrants

The Assessment Study on the Skills of Returned Myanmar Migrants was conducted in November 2019 prior to the return of Myanmar workers due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the time, finding returned migrants to interview was a challenge. Nevertheless, the findings of the study are still relevant in the climate of Covid-19 and the urgent need to act on the recommendations is even greater. The study focuses on the skills of returning migrants, assessing to what extent the skills and experience that migrants gained in the countries of destination are recognized on their return and to what extent they are a pathway to new jobs and experiences. The study explores the existing barriers to optimizing the full utilization of these skills, providing a gendered perspective, and provides a set of recommendations to address these barriers. This study is one of a series of publications produced by the ILO Myanmar Developing International and Internal Labour Migration Governance (DIILM) project funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT). The study was conducted by the Myanmar Survey Research (MSR).