Research and Reports

UNODC (2015): Linkages between recruitment and trafficking in persons

Published Date: Sep 03, 2018

Examines the relationship between recruitment fees and other abusive and fraudulent practices of recruitment agencies and trafficking in persons, with a particular focus on criminal justice measures. 

IOM (2018): Bangladesh Annual Migration Report 2017

Published Date: Jul 01, 2017

The Bangladesh Annual Migration Report 2017 reflects on the country’s progress and challenges in 2017 across a range of labour migration issues. This publication was produced by IOM Bangladesh with the financial support of the European Union. Its development involved a participatory process overseen by the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE) of the Government of Bangladesh, through a supervisory committee of senior officials, and involving key stakeholders. The report is divided into five chapters on migration policy and governance, trends in labour migration from Bangladesh, analyses of destination labour markets, migration of women and labour migration. It concentrates on recruitment practices in Bangladesh and on occupations, training and safeguards available for Bangladeshi women labour migrants, noting that while MoEWOE is the focal ministry for labour migration, other government institutions have important roles as well.

Migration Policy Institute (2013): What We Know: Regulating the Recruitment of Migrant Workers

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Assesses the forms of recruitment regulation that are being proposed and enacted to oversee recruitment agencies and identifies several areas for further development.

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