This February, PPMI was awarded its first project for International Labour Organisation (ILO), namely a High-Level Evaluation on Promoting Fair and Effective Labour Migration Policies.

Labour migration has been a part of ILO priorities since its foundation in 1919. Its Constitution calls explicitly for "the protection of the interests of workers employed in countries other than their own". For this purpose, ILO has drafted and promoted various conventions to protect migrant workers and actively cooperates with governments to support national efforts to protect migrant workers.

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide insight into the recent work of ILO on fair and effective labour migration, with a specific focus on fair recruitment. PPMI, in cooperation with the external expert Roger Plant and ILO-EVAL, will study the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, impact and sustainability of ILO's labour migration programmes and interventions covering 2016-2020. The research team will conduct desk research on ILO's policies, strategies, programmes, and other relevant documents; interview ILO staff and key stakeholders; implement eight case studies highlighting various programmes or projects of ILO in different regions; and complete the data collection efforts with a survey.

The evaluation results will provide the ILO Governing Board with insights on ILO's performance on fair and effective labour migration. It will inform potential strategic decisions and directions for ILO to strengthen its efforts to protect and support migrant workers. Therefore, this is an exciting opportunity for PPMI to contribute to global policymaking in labour migration.

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