Workshop to prepare for a Sector Study in Côte d'Ivoire (ECLM project)

A Workshop was held in Abidjan from August 15 - 19 in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Sociologie Economique et d'Anthropologie des Appartenances Symboliques (LAASSE), Université FHB d'Abidjan, and discussed the implementation of a study of the agriculture and trade sectors. The agenda for the workshop can be downloaded below.

The Workshop was the second event in Côte d’Ivoire for the EU-funded ECLM project, following the Consultation Seminar held in this country on 7 May 2015. The seminar brought together a team of researchers from the University of Abidjan and the ECLM project, which is jointly implemented by the ILO and the OECD Development Centre.

During the workshop, the main instruments for data collection in the agriculture and trade sectors were discussed in detail and tested in the field. The instruments will be used to conduct stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions and interviews with companies active in agriculture and trade. The study aims to provide an overview of migrant workers in these sectors in Côte d’Ivoire and to analyse why the economic contribution of migrant workers in these sectors might be different from the contribution of native workers. Similar studies are planned in several other countries covered by the ECLM project.