Decent Work for Migrants in the Middle East

Projet terminé

The Middle East is one of the fastest growing migrant receiving and migrant transit areas where exploitation of migrant workers is widespread. The SDC supports a systematic migrant workers protection program with the aim to improve the situation of both men and women migrant workers in the Middle East. It contributes to the filling of legal, policy, institutional and structural gaps and to an effective implementation of existing legislation.

Thème Période Budget
Emploi & développement économique
Travailleurs migrants
Migration en général (développement et partenariats)
01.05.2012 - 31.07.2015
CHF  4’060’000
The basis for an effective protection of migrant workers is established through an improvement of labor market regulation. It is done, too, through support to reform efforts of the so-called ‘Kafala’-system (employment sponsorships), through the inclusion of domestic workers under the labor law and through supporting the policy dialogue between Asia and the Middle East.
To improve the framework conditions for labour migration and redress the situation of vulnerable migrants, so as to empower migrants to become development actors.
Groupes cibles

National labour authorities; trade unions, civil society organizations and the media; men and woman migrant workers.

Effets à moyen terme
  • Governments interests in providing access to labour rights have measurably increased on the basis of reformed and implemented policies
  • Non-state actors are empowered and motivated to actively defend migrants rights and access to reliable services
Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
ONG internationale ou étrangère
Autre organisation internationale
Secteur privé
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Organisation internationale du travail
  • Organisation internationale des migrations
  • Secteur privé étranger Nord
  • Secteur privé suisse
  • SDC Field Office

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    4’060’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    3’765’407
Phases du projet Phase 4 01.10.2023 - 30.09.2027   (Phase en cours) Phase 3 15.07.2019 - 31.10.2024   (Phase en cours) Phase 2 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.05.2012 - 31.07.2015   (Completed)