Labour Mobility and Human Development

By 2014, IOM estimated that globally, more than 105 million people were working outside their country of birth, and the numbers are growing. But in Uganda, as in many developing countries, migrant labour remains vulnerable to extortion and exploitation both within the recruitment process and in the destination workplaces.

In this regard, IOM works to foster the synergies between labour migration and development, and to promote legal avenues of labour migration as an alternative to irregular migration.

IOM has worked with the Government of Uganda to develop a Labour Market Information and Analysis System (LMIAS) that contributes to sound policies on employment. The cooperation has also sought to strengthen the capacity of the Government to effectively manage labour migration and to incorporate migration more fully into development planning