Migration in Eswatini: A Country Profile 2015–2021

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09 Ene 2024

Migration in Eswatini: A Country Profile 2015–2021

This Migration Profile is the result of a joint initiative implemented by IOM and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Eswatini. It brings together available relevant data and information on migration and provides policy directives and recommendations to enhance evidence-based policymaking and implementation. This instrument is expected to spark a dynamic process that will foster long-term engagement and commitment that will contribute to the development of the Migration Policy for the better management of migration in Eswatini.  

This Migration Profile first examines the demographic, socioeconomics and labour market characteristics of Eswatini. It also presents key figures and trends relating to international and internal migration and then analyses links between the country’s socioeconomic development. 

  • Foreword
  • List of figures and tables
  • Technical Working Group members
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Glossary
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Part A. Migration trends and migrants’ characteristics
    • A.1. Introduction
    • A.2. Immigration
    • A.3. Emigration
    • A.4. Irregular migration
    • A.5. Human trafficking
    • A.6. Internal migration
  • Part B. Impact of migration
    • B.1. Introduction
    • B.2. Migration and human development
    • B.3. Migration and socioeconomic development
    • B.4. Migration and health
  • Part C. Migration governance
    • C.1. Migration-related legislation
    • C.2. Southern Africa Development Community regional-level frameworks, protocols and policies
    • C.3. Regional frameworks – Africa level
    • C.4. International frameworks
    • C.5. International treaties
    • C.6. Bilateral labour agreements
    • C.7. Eswatini's institutional framework for migration
  • Part D: Key findings, policy implications and recommendations
    • D.1. Findings on current migration trends
    • D.2. Findings on migration policies
    • D.3. Findings on the impacts of migration
    • D.4. Findings on migration governance
    • D.5. Recommendations concerning improvements to migration statistics and the overall evidence base
    • D.6. Recommendations regarding the migration governance framework
    • D.7. Recommendations regarding mainstreaming migration into development
  • Annex
  • References