Publications on fair recruitment


  1. Regional operational guidelines on fair and ethical recruitment in ASEAN. Improving regulation and enforcement: A resource for regulators

    09 March 2023

    The regional operational guidelines provide guidance to government regulators on fair recruitment practices, licensing private recruitment agencies, monitoring recruitment processes, and acting on complaints related to the recruitment process. Developed within the framework of the ILO general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment, these regional operational guidelines are relevant to both countries of origin and destination.


  1. Measuring sustainable development goal indicator 10.7.1 on recruitment costs of Vietnamese workers overseas: Results of the Labour Force Survey 2021

    22 December 2022

    This report "Measuring sustainable development goal indicator 10.7.1 on recruitment costs of Vietnamese workers overseas: Results of the Labour Force Survey 2021" was developed using data from the Viet Nam Labour Force Survey 2021. This is the first time the General Statistics Office has released a study on Vietnamese workers abroad.

  2. Promoting better media reporting relating to returning Nigerian migrant workers

    22 December 2022

    This information brief was developed by the FAIRWAY Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and covers key findings and recommendations from a media monitoring study, looking at the coverage of Nigerian returning migrants over the period of May 2020 - February 2021.

  3. Achieving fair and ethical recruitment: Improving regulation and enforcement in the ASEAN region

    15 December 2022

    This report focuses on the efforts of ASEAN Member States to foster fair and ethical recruitment. It maps the laws and regulations, and moreover, the enforcement mechanisms States have employed, and reviews evidence of the results achieved.

  4. Facilitating Journeys: The role of intermediaries in labour migration process from Nepal

    13 December 2022

    What happens after the decision to migrate for work has been made? What steps do prospective migrants take, where do they obtain information and what services do they seek? This infographic is based on qualitative research amongst migrant workers that examines the wide range of intermediaries that workers encounter in their migration journey.

  5. FAIR: Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment Phase III (2022-2025)

    28 November 2022

  6. Industrial relations in the ready-made garment sector in Jordan

    19 October 2022

    The report aims to shed light on the status of industrial relations in Jordan’s garment manufacturing sector. It also seeks to inform forward-looking efforts led by ILO constituents and other stakeholders towards the continued establishment of a robust, sustainable system for addressing decent work deficits, and improving working and living conditions in the sector through social dialogue and respect for fundamental principles and rights at work.

  7. Gender-sensitive reporting and communication on labour migration

    25 August 2022

    Stories about “migrants” tend to not capture gender-related disparities and the specific challenges that women or men can face in their labour migration experiences, this brief explores how journalists and communicators can introduce a gender-sensitive approach to their work.

  8. Labour inspection and monitoring of recruitment of migrant workers

    23 August 2022

    With a view towards contributing to achieving fair recruitment of migrant workers, this paper offers an overview of the main challenges pertaining to monitoring of recruitment of migrant workers by labour inspectorates, along with suggested ways forward and pointers for possible action by the ILO.

  9. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists in Uganda

    29 July 2022

    The ILO has facilitated adaptation of its global media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment, for use in Uganda. The toolkit is designed to help journalists and other media practitioners in Uganda to effectively report on labour migration and promote fair recruitment practices.