Exploitation of Overseas Migrant Labor: Analysis of Migration Policy in Nepal and the Philippines
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Nepal and the Philippines are two of the largest providers per capita of migrant laborers in the world. Each day, thousands of prospective migrants apply to go abroad, attracted by new opportunities and appealing wages. However, as the amount of workers abroad increases, so does government responsibility. Public and private institutions have drawn out and implemented detailed sets of rules and regulations, which are used to oversee the extensive migration process. The Philippine’s strong national and local level collaboration, robust training programs, and concentrated focus on reintegration distinguish themselves from Nepal, which suffers from limitations that damage its ability to provide migrant workers greater access to justice and effective societal integration. Nepal can learn from the success of the Philippines and apply similar initiatives using its existing resources to increase individual faith and participation in public life and institutions.
migration, exploitation, policy, Nepal, Philippines
Date Posted: 25 July 2016