9th ADBI-OECD-ILO Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia: Innovative Approaches for the Effective Management of Labor Migration in Asia

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9th ADBI-OECD-ILO Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia: Innovative Approaches for the Effective Management of Labor Migration in Asia

24 January 2019 to 25 January 2019
Tokyo
Japan

In this roundtable, representatives from ADB Institute (ADBI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and International Labour Organization (ILO) discussed management approaches on labor migration in Asia, as well as migration trends and policies in the region. 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Jan 2019 Session 1: Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Recent Migration Trends to OECD and Selected Non-OECD Countries from Asia
Labor migration is growing although at a lower rate than in the late 2000s. Asia continues to account for a growing share of overall migration...
Jean-Christophe Dumont
24 Jan 2019 Session 1: Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia
Overall migration flows continue to decline from almost 6 million workers in 2015 to 5.24 million in 2017. Reduced recruitment in the Gulf Cooperation...
Nilim Baruah
24 Jan 2019 Session 1: Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Remittance Inflows to Asia: Trends and Issues
Remittance remains a stable source of external finance in Asia. In 2017, 30.9% of remittances to Asia ($84.2 billion) came from the Middle East...
Pitchaya Sirivunnabood
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Bangladesh
Remittances contribute $15.5 billion to Bangladesh's economy. The country aims to improve migration-related legal frameworks and policies...
Md. Ruhul Amin
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Malaysia
Malaysia continues to improve its policies on foreign workers. It has set up a single, online system to manage foreign workers’ recruitment...
Wan Zulkifli bin Wan Setapa
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Nepal Narayan Prasad Regmi
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Pakistan
Most of Pakistan’s migrant workers are in the Gulf Cooperation Countries. There is a need to understand the trends in these countries to meet...
Muhammad Ibrar
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Indonesia
Indonesia has initiated reforms to improve the job placement and protection of its migrant workers. 
Tatang Budie Utama Razak
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
The Lao People's Democratic Republic is improving its policies on migrant workers. Major changes include a migration fund, social security protection...
Bouasy Thammasack
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Mongolia Tsogzolmaa Ulziinyam
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Myanmar
Myanmar plans to improve its management of labor migration by learning from the good practices and experiences of other ASEAN countries.
Aye Aye Moe
24 Jan 2019 Session 2: Recent Changes in Labor Migration Trends and Policies in Asia Country Presentation: Viet Nam
Viet Nam shares innovative approaches for the effective management of labor migration in Asia.
Tran Anh Thu
24 Jan 2019 Session 3.1: New Approaches to Labor Migration Management in Japan Demographic and Migration Trends in Japan
Japan has an aging population, and it has become a country for immigration.
Yu Korekawa
24 Jan 2019 Session 3.1: New Approaches to Labor Migration Management in Japan Akiro Yoshida
24 Jan 2019 Session 3.2: The Group of Twenty (G20) Agenda - Aging Population, The Future of Word and the Role of Labor Migration in Asia Pilot Recruitment of Foreign Workers in Border Areas of the People’s Republic of China
The People’s Republic of China is piloting cross-border cooperation on labor in border areas of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan ...
Jingmin Yang
24 Jan 2019 Session 3.2: The Group of Twenty (G20) Agenda - Aging Population, The Future of Word and the Role of Labor Migration in Asia Population Aging and Skilled Migration in Japan
Japan needs more skilled migration to cope with population aging. The government aims to provide attractive workplaces, work-life balance, and...
Nana Oishi
24 Jan 2019 Session 3.2: The Group of Twenty (G20) Agenda - Aging Population, The Future of Word and the Role of Labor Migration in Asia Aging Trends and Labor Migration Policy in the Republic of Korea
Government policies aim to attract foreign workers for the sectors where domestic professional workers are not sufficient.
Kyu-Yong Lee
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Jan 2019 Session 4: Labor Mobility, Skills Development and Recognition Enhancing the Mobility and Skills of Migrant Workers through Skills Recognition in ASEAN
Areas for pilot implementation include transport and logistics skills development.
Akiko Sakamoto
25 Jan 2019 Session 4: Labor Mobility, Skills Development and Recognition Recognizing Filipino Migrant Workers’ Skills: Initiatives and Challenges
The Philippines has bilateral labor agreements with 27 countries as of October 2018. Twelve out of the 43 agreements have provisions related...
Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba
25 Jan 2019 Session 4: Labor Mobility, Skills Development and Recognition Labor Mobility Skills Development and Recognition
Thailand considers itself as a labor-receiving country rather than a labor-sending country; yet it still has a shortage of manpower...
Jitrapong Poomsa-Ard
25 Jan 2019 Session 4: Labor Mobility, Skills Development and Recognition Current Developments and Future Perspectives on Foreign Workers
In Taipei,China, the policy is to encourage foreign professionals to work in areas where there is underemployment. 
Eric Lee
25 Jan 2019 Session 5: Breakout Sessions: Innovative Tools and Better Regulation in the Management of Labor Migration Breakout Session Topic 1: Standard Employment Contracts
Participants in this session break out into two groups to make a list of recommendations or guidelines on what should be included in a ...
Jonathan Chaloff
25 Jan 2019 Session 5: Breakout Sessions: Innovative Tools and Better Regulation in the Management of Labor Migration Breakout Session Topic 2: Regulation of Private Recruitment Agencies
Participants in this session work together to create a strategy and draw up a list of essential rules to effectively regulate private recruitment...
Lara White
25 Jan 2019 Session 6: Sectoral Focus - Domestic Workers Social Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers
Singapore is largely dependent on a transient population of migrant women to cook, clean, and care. It has adopted policies and better approaches...
Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Kellyn Wee, Charmian Goh
25 Jan 2019 Session 6: Sectoral Focus - Domestic Workers Migrant Domestic Workers: Current Situation and Issues
In Asia, there is a need to ensure equal treatment to migrant domestic workers under national labor laws and improve their access to legal...
Pui Yu IP
25 Jan 2019 Session 6: Sectoral Focus - Domestic Workers Country Presentation: Cambodia
Cambodia has adopted a policy framework that protects and empowers migrant workers regardless of their gender and status through all stages ...
Ouk Ravuth
25 Jan 2019 Session 6: Sectoral Focus - Domestic Workers Country Presentation: Sri Lanka
This presentation discusses recent trends and changes in labor migration policies for domestic workers.
W.M.V. Wansekara

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