Labor Migration

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Digitizing overseas remittances

Fintech is revolutionizing the way migrant workers send money back home to their families. Moving money and people has never been easier; but equitable immigration, safe workplaces and digital governance must not be forgotten too.

Recommended new podcast and major report:

Migrant workers add huge value to the countries where they work-- Listen to key conclusions from a new OECD, ILO and ADBI report (featured below) that proves Asian migrant workers add economic value to their new host countries.

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  • Labor Migration in Asia: Increasing the Development Impact of Migration through Finance and Technology 

    Development, Organization for Economic Co-operation and; International Labour Organization (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-04-15)
    This report documents the increase in labor migration in Asia and looks a t how finance and technology can aid its positive impact on home countries. As diasporas increase, governments have reached out to citizens abroad to provide them with financial ...
  • Safeguarding the Rights of Asian Migrant Workers from Home to the Workplace 

    Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-02-28)
    This report points to the growing number of labor migrants in Asia and examines the policy question of how to best safeguard their rights. Governments and stakeholders in both origin and destination countries have largely recognized their mutual interest ...