Report on labour migration statistics in Africa - Second Edition (2017)

labour migration statistics in Africa

The second edition of the Africa Labour Migration Statistics Report is released to support the implementation of the African Union’s (AU’s) Agenda 2063 (AU), the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa 2017- 2026. This publication demonstrates the sustained commitment of the African Union Commission to provide Member States, Regional Economic Communities and partners with tools that can help them make meaningful decisions on migration governance.

As part of our activities through the Joint Program on Labor Migration, the AU Commission is building a database on international labor migration in Africa, which now contains a relatively long series of up-to-date data spanning ten years (2008-2017). This database will improve understanding of statistics on labor migration and facilitate the design of comprehensive policies in various sectors, including labor, migration, education, employment and development.

In addition to providing comparable statistics on labor migration for the indicators covered by the first edition of the report, this new edition also examines the social protection of migrant workers and remittances made by migrants for migrants. family members in their country of origin. Since statistics on labor migration are very dynamic and constantly change in response to economic, social, environmental and political factors, each subsequent edition should take into account new trends. This will ensure that the Africa Labor Migration Statistics Report continues to be relevant and useful to its target audience.


Report on labour migration statistics in Africa - Second edition (2017)


Joint Labour Migration Programme


African Union Commission Joint Labour Migration Programme

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