Fair recruitment

Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME)

The REFRAME project is a European Union-funded global action aiming at preventing and reducing abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices, and maximizing the protection of migrant workers in the recruitment process and their contribution to development. The project seeks to support the dissemination and operationalization of the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment, at global, regional and national level, and is implemented under the framework of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative.

The REFRAME project works in the Guatemala-Mexico corridor, and the Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan-Arab States corridors. The project takes a multi-stakeholder approach, partnering with government, social partners (workers’ and employers’ organizations), business, labour recruiters, civil society and the media to address fair recruitment. The project’s three objectives are:
  1. Undertake integrated action on fair recruitment across migration corridors to demonstrate the benefits and feasibility of fairer recruitment models
  2. Enhance capacities of social partners, business, civil society organizations and the media to deliver better information and services to migrant workers throughout the recruitment process
  3. Produce and disseminate global knowledge and tools to inform policies and build capacities of relevant actors at different national, regional and international levels


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    Information booklet for Pakistani migrant workers

    December 2020

    This booklet provides information on safe migration and fair recruitment to migrant workers departing from Pakistan. It contains information to ensure they are aware of their rights and responsibilities, potential work environment and related challenges, and support mechanisms to protect them against exploitation and deception.

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    Training Handbook for Briefing Officers on providing effective pre-departure orientation to migrant workers

    December 2020

    This Training Handbook is for Briefing Officers at the Protectorate of Emigrants Offices (Pakistan) who are mandated to provide pre-departure orientation to migrant workers with the aim to prepare them for safe migration to countries of destination, make them aware of their rights, responsibilities, working conditions, potential challenges, support services/grievance mechanisms to seek justice in case of exploitation and deception.

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    REFRAME project in Sri Lanka

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    Measuring Sustainable Development Goal indicator 10.7.1 on the recruitment costs of migrant workers: Results of Viet Nam pilot survey 2019

    May 2021

    This report presents an assessment of the pilot process on measuring SDG indicator 10.7.1, undertaken by the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO), in collaboration with the ILO, during the quarter four of the 2019 country’s Labour Force Survey.


  1. кадрларни адолатли танлаш

    Мажбурий меҳнат ва кадрларни адолатли танлаш мавзусида материал тайёрлаш: ХМТнинг Ўзбекистондаги журналистлар учун йўриқномаси

    12 October 2021

    Ушбу йўриқнома Ўзбекистондаги журналистларга мажбурий меҳнат ва кадрларни адолатли танлаш мавзусида материал тайёрлашда ёрдам бериш учун яратилган.

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    Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists in Uzbekistan

    12 October 2021

    This toolkit was created to help journalists in Uzbekistan to report on forced labour and fair recruitment.

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    Locked down and in limbo: The global impact of COVID-19 on migrant worker rights and recruitment

    30 September 2021

    This report provides a global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers – with a focus on recruitment – drawing on rapid assessments conducted by the ILO in early-mid 2020.