Posted by: africanpressorganization | 29 April 2010

In search of jobs: new ILO study on labour migration in North and West Africa

 


 

 

In search of jobs: new ILO study on labour migration in North and West Africa

 

 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The global financial and economic crisis has brought with it significant employment and social challenges, particularly for migrant workers from developing countries. As a new ILO study on North and West Africa shows, the latter tend to be disproportionately affected by job losses in destination countries, with the flow of remittances to their countries of origin suffering a major decline. This has raised questions about the extent to which migration can contribute to development in countries of origin. ILO Online spoke with Steven Tobin, co-author of the study, about how best to leverage migration as a development factor.

 

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International Labour Organisation (ILO)


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