Logo fr Global Faire un don

Bases de données: Vers l'abolition de l'asservissement légalisé des migrants grâce au partage d'information


Détails du document


Impression et sauvegarde

Rapport/communiqué de presse

Labour migration in South Asia: A review of issues, policies and practices




Piyasiri Wickramasekara


Migration has been a long standing feature in South Asia especially between countries sharing common borders. Yet the Gulf boom in the early 1970s triggered a different type of labour movement from South Asia to the Middle East. The objective of this paper is to look at migration policy frameworks in South Asia and their implications for governance of migration, protection of migrant workers and maximizing development benefits of migration. I shall focus on overall policy issues, and provide only a broad sketch of the South Asian migration profile as a backdrop to the discussion of policy issues. The paper next reviews the major features and challenges of labour migration in South Asia. This is followed by a comparative review of different aspects of migration policy in Asia as reflected in the legislative and policy frameworks. The scope for a subregional approach to migration policy in South Asia is discussed next. The conclusions identify some priority areas for policy reform.

Numéro de document


Number of pages


Institution responsable

International Labor Organization

Lieu de publication

Geneva, Switzerland



Migration issues, migration policy

Secteurs économiques

General relevance - all sectors

Types de contenu

Policy analysis et Initiatives de soutien

Groupes cibles

Législateurs, Chercheurs et ONG/groupes communautaires/réseaux de solidarité

Pertinence géographique

Bangladesh, Inde, Sri Lanka, Nepal et Pakistan

Sphères d’activité

Droit et Travail social