Decent Work for Migrants in the Middle East

Progetto concluso

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.

Tema Periodo Budget
Impiego & sviluppo economico
Migrazione della manodopera
Migrazione in generale (aspetti relativi allo sviluppo e partenariati)
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.
Gruppi target

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

Effetti a medio termine
  • 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
Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
Altre organizzazioni internazionali
Economia privata
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Organizzazione Internazionle del Lavoro
  • Organizzazione internazionale per la migrazione
  • Settore privato straniero Nord
  • Settore privato svizzero
  • SDC Field Office

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    4’060’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    3’765’407
Fasi del progetto Fase 4 01.10.2023 - 30.09.2027   (Fase in corso) Fase 3 15.07.2019 - 31.10.2024   (Fase in corso) Fase 2 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.05.2012 - 31.07.2015   (Completed)