Labor Migration

Theme curator: Stillman, Grant B.

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Digitizing overseas remittances

Fintech is revolutionizing the way migrant workers pay for goods and send money back home to their families. Moving money has never been easier; but equitable immigration, safe workplaces and digital governance must not be forgotten. The impact of reduced remittances on developing countries due to the current slowing down and closing of host economies will be profound.

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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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  • Building Partnerships for Effectively Managing Labor Migration: Lessons from Asian Countries 

    Asian Development Bank Institute; Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and; International Labour Organization (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-04-15)
    This report analyzes labor migration trends in Asia and emphasizes the importance of partnerships to promote effective labor migration management. It addresses temporary migrant worker programs, focusing on the Republic of Korea’s Employment Permit ...
  • Accelerating progress: An empowered, inclusive and equal Asia and the Pacific 

    Pacific, The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the; Programme, The United Nations Development (Asian Development Bank, 2019-03-15)
    Accelerating progress: An empowered, inclusive and equal Asia and the Pacific is the thematic report of the Asia-Pacific SDG partnership for 2019. Reflecting on the theme of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, it is designed to inform ...