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09 Nov 2017

National Labour Migration Management Assessment: Ethiopia

Fuelled by push and pull factors, including socioeconomic factors, labour migration ‒ in particular from Ethiopia – has been a relatively recent phenomenon. The migration is largely irregular and particular to Middle Eastern countries. However, labour externalization appears to be insufficiently supported by the data, as well as institutional and legal regimes. Available data are largely restricted to formal channels of exporting, remittance receipt and diaspora investment. The lack of sufficient reliable information in relation to irregular migration for employment purposes, human trafficking and smuggling, alternative remittance and investment modalities, as well as the impact of remittances on household consumption, savings and economic development, impedes the development of informed and coordinated policy and strategic interventions.

Accordingly, this national labour migration assessment has been conducted with the overall objective of comprehensively assisting the Government of Ethiopia to better regulate, manage and monitor labour migration by identifying gaps in the institutional framework, legislation, policies, data management and coordination mechanisms among relevant stakeholders and identifying proposed solutions for the country.

  • Foreword
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Executive summary
  • I. Background to the report
    • I.1. Objectives
    • I.2. Scope
    • I.3. Limitations
    • I.4. Methodology and approach
  • II. The Ethiopian migration context
  • III. Data collection and analysis
    • III.1. Issues for consideration
    • III.2. Analysis
    • III.3. Recommendations
  • IV. Institutional structures and inter-institutional collaboration
    • IV.1. Issues for consideration
    • IV.2. Analysis
  • V. National legislative basis and international norms
    • V.1. Issues for consideration
    • V.2. Analysis
    • V.3. Recommendations
  • VI. Recruitment and support services
    • VI.1. Issues for consideration
    • VI.2. Analysis
    • VI.3. Recommendations
  • VII. Remittances
    • VII.1. Issues for consideration
    • VII.2. Analysis
    • VII.3. Recommendations
  • VIII. Regional context
    • VIII.1. Issues for consideration
    • VIII.2. Analysis
  • IX. Conclusion
  • Appendix I: Sources consulted
  • Appendix II: List of consultative meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Appendix III: Bilateral labour agreements
  • Appendix IV: Ethical recruitment: Recruitment codes
  • Appendix V: Road map