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Migration has been occurring in the GMS for centuries, largely in an informal and unregulated fashion. The GMS Labor Migration program, launched in June 2005 by the World Bank, sought to address some of these key knowledge gaps. The objectives of this multi-year program are to: (i) improve knowledge about labor migration in the GMS focusing on the socio-economic impact of migration on sending and receiving countries; (ii) raise awareness about these issues and their significance for poverty reduction at the highest levels of policy making; and (iii) strengthen the capacity of governments and development partners to refine and implement a regional system to facilitate and regulate labor migration. This working paper is one of multiple outputs of the first phase of that program and gives findings on migrations patterns, economic role of immigrants, country by country data, migrant living conditions, and policy agenda.

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Data Resource Preview - Labor migration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, synthesis report, phase I November 2006

Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Economy and commerce
  • Emigration
  • Immigration
  • Informal migration for labor
  • Migration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Revenga, Ana
Co-author (individual) Yves-Fallavier, Pierre; Larrison, Jennica; de Paz Nieves, Carmen
Publisher World Bank
Publication date 2006
Pagination 80 p.
General note

Includes bibliography.

Date uploaded June 3, 2015, 08:14 (UTC)
Date modified June 24, 2015, 03:07 (UTC)