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This report provides an overview of the mechanisms that facilitate regular labour migration in the Caribbean, as these mechanisms constitute important elements in regional and national migration governance structures.
This report analyses the migration trends and remittance inflows for Lao People’s Democratic Republic while identifying gaps and challenges in policy and legislative frameworks, such as social protection provisions. This report also estimates the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on… Read More
This resource presents policymakers and regulators with practical guidance and ideas to improve regulation and oversight of international recruitment and protection of migrant workers. It covers a broad range of themes, including the following: (a) recruitment fees; (b) licensing and registration… Read More
This paper is part of the IOM Migration Research Leaders Syndicate’s contribution toward the Global Compact for Migration. It is one of 26 papers that make up a consolidated Syndicate publication, which focuses on proposing ways to address complex and pressing issues in contemporary international… Read More
Regional Guidelines for the Development of Bilateral Labour Agreements in the Southern African Development Community
Bilateral labour agreements (BLAs) are part of the broader set of frameworks, laws, technical instruments and practices that make up national labour migration policies. Improving the quality and efficiency of BLAs in ensuring rights-based labour migration requires State and non-State actors (social… Read More
International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited by Carleton University and published and distributed by Wiley… Read More
International Migration is a refereed quarterly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 7 - Managing the Movement of People: What Can Be Learned for Mode 4 of the GATS
The seminar on Trade and Migration, held in Geneva in October 2004, was co-sponsored by IOM, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. This event was a follow up to the November 2003 Trade and Migration seminar organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, IOM and… Read More
Published several times a year, Migration is an update on the Organization's activities and international migration policy issues. Migration is available in English, French and Spanish.
The Western Balkan countries remain an area of interest to those with a stake in migration issues. Despite the region’s common recent history, the Western Balkans are very diverse as regards migration issues: some are plagued by poverty and high unemployment rates that generate large outflows of… Read More
Migrant health issues have risen on the agenda of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years. The challenge now is how to translate the momentum generated at the highest levels of government into visible change on the ground. Many Asian migrant workers, especially those working under… Read More
Cross-border labour mobility can contribute to the improved matching of skills and jobs, transfer of knowledge and technology, increased economic productivity and employment creation. While the current economic situation and limited employment opportunities in South-East Europe pose considerable… Read More