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Labour migration for development: Best practices in Asia and the Pacific

This paper discusses best practices in temporary labour migration programs in the Asia Pacific region in each stage of the migration process – recruitment and selection, predeparture preparation, at the destination, and upon return. In addition, it gives a typology of the different types of temporary labour migration occurring in the region, as well as provides an overview of the issues impinging on countries’ ability to adopt best practices, including the failure of governments to recognise the significance of migration, and the lack of cooperation among countries.

Author: Graeme Hugo

Publication: ILO Asian Regional Programme on Governance of Labour Migration Working Paper No. 17

Date: March 2009