Decent Work for Migrants in the Middle East

Proyecto terminado

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 Período Presupuesto
Empleo y desarrollo económico
Migración laboral
Migración en general (aspectos de desarrollo y partenariados)
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.
Grupos destinarios

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

Efectos a medio plazo
  • 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
Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
Otra organización internacional
Sector privado
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • International Labor Organization
  • Organización Internacional para las Migraciones
  • Sector privado extranjero Norte
  • Sector privado suizo
  • SDC Field Office

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    4’060’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    3’765’407
Fases del proyecto Fase 4 01.10.2023 - 30.09.2027   (Fase en curso) Fase 3 15.07.2019 - 31.10.2024   (Fase en curso) Fase 2 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)

Fase 1 01.05.2012 - 31.07.2015   (Completed)