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Managing Migrant Worker Information in Bangladesh

— theme: Labour migration policy
— country: Bangladesh
— type: Reports

As Bangladesh is fast developing into a middle income country, the contribution of overseas employment and remittances to the country’s economy has gained prominence in its overall strategy, especially through the development of a more pro-active and migrant worker-oriented approach to management. This has led to changes in the overall legislative and policy framework, and a gradual recognition of the need to develop improved information systems for management, including concrete measures for social protection, for complaints investigation and redress, and for investment in building the skills and qualifications of workers to improve the quality of their overseas employment. In order to move into full implementation of the Overseas Employment and Migrants’ Act 2013 and the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Policy 2016 as part of ongoing improvements in labour migration, it has now become pertinent to develop the institutional capacity of the government to collect, manage, and monitor migration and labour market information As such, through the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) funded “Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work of Migrant Workers” project, the International Labour Organization in close collaboration with the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), has developed a set of four reports on the Integrated Migrant Workers Information System and the Labour Market Information System in Bangladesh. This particular report Survey on data integration of the Migrant Workers Information System and Labour Market Information System in Bangladesh presents the findings of two qualitative surveys that are expected to inform and guide policy-makers to develop and design an integrated database information system on migrant workers’ information (MWMIS) and a labour market information system (LMIS). The two surveys reached potential male and female migrants; returnee male and female migrants; local workers by skill set; key data holders such as District Employment and Manpower Offices (DEMOs), Departments of Youth Development (DYDs), Technical Training Centres (TTCs), labour attachés, and migrant community organizations; data users, such other government ministries agencies and directorates, private sector officials, civil society organizations (CSOs), and academia; intermediaries; recruitment agencies; and employers.

Author/Editor
International Labour Organization
Publishing Year
2019
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