Fair and ethical recruitment of migrant workers

Approximately 105 million people are currently working outside their country of origin. Many of these migrant workers have profited from international labour recruitment intermediaries. Millions, however, have become victims of abusive and exploitative practices by unethical recruiters. Working together with different actors, SDC will support initiatives to ensure fair and ethical recruitment. Migrants and their families will be better protected and thereby better enabled to contribute to the development of their countries of origin and destination.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Employment & economic development

Labour migration
Employment creation
01.02.2022 - 31.12.2024
CHF  5’000’000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • International Labor Organization

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    5’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0
Project phases Phase 99 01.02.2022 - 31.12.2024   (Current phase) Phase 2 01.10.2018 - 30.06.2022   (Completed) Phase 1 01.07.2015 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)