Publications on labour migration

June 2023

  1. Brochure

    Supporting entrepreneurial pathways for refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and host community members in Iraq

    02 June 2023

    Within its broader efforts to expand access to finance in Iraq, particularly for Internally Displaced Persons and refugees, the ILO under the PROSPECTS partnership, has been active in supporting entrepreneurial pathways for refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and host community members.

  2. Labour migration

    Migrant workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining

    01 June 2023

    Freedom of association and collective bargaining (FACB) are fundamental rights of universal scope that should apply to all workers – including migrant workers. The new ILO Report describes the special challenges migrants face in enjoying these rights, clarifies the expectations from international instruments, supports efforts to fine-tune laws and regulations, and provides advice on how to overcome common practical obstacles to the full enjoyment of FACB’s rights by migrant workers.

  3. Labour migration

    Executive summary: migrant workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining

    01 June 2023

    This executive summary outlines the key findings of the report on migrant workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

May 2023

  1. Global Synthesis Report

    Review of national policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks and practice

    22 May 2023

    A baseline study on the right to work and rights at work for refugees - Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Uganda, Sudan

  2. Publication

    Guidelines on labour market reintegration upon return in origin countries

    17 May 2023

    The process of reintegration into the labour market is complex and dynamic, requiring labour market opportunities, infrastructure, enabling policies, financial and non -financial services, access to assets, education, and healthcare. These guidelines target ILO constituents, development practitioners and other other stakeholders, to provide support and policy in indications for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective labour market reintegration policies and measures, targeting return migrant workers and former refugees, upon return in their origin countries.

  3. Publication

    The humanitarian development nexus in action: A review and mapping of market-led approaches in forced displacement contexts

    16 May 2023

    This report provides insights and lessons learned on the implementation of market-based approaches in displacement contexts.

  4. Publication

    Social Finance Brief: RUFI's journey in serving refugees and host communities in South Sudan and Uganda

    12 May 2023

    In this brief, focussing on “Making Finance Work for Refugees”, Social Finance documents the experience of the Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI) in South Sudan and Uganda. RUFI aims to provide financial services to rural entrepreneurs to improve their living standards. This Social Finance Brief covers RUFI's operations in the context of displacement from South Sudan to Uganda.

  5. Meeting document

    Summary - The Impact of Climate Change on Labour Migration

    10 May 2023

  6. News in Brief May 2023

    Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) in Afghanistan

    01 May 2023

    The Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) Afghanistan News Brief is to share news and information on EIIP Afghanistan project's activities.

April 2023

  1. Guidance Note

    Guidance note: Wage protection for migrant workers

    27 April 2023

    Working time and wages are the working conditions that have the most direct and tangible effect on the everyday lives of workers and employers. Wages can determine job choice, the number of hours worked, and whether or not to migrate for employment. Adequate wages that ensure a fair share of the fruits of progress to all and standards for wage protection lie at the heart of the ILO’s mandate on social justice and the promotion of decent work.