MIGNEX Background Paper

Migration-relevant policies in Ethiopia

This paper will describe migration management regulations and practices in Ethiopia and identification of opportunities for improved approaches, drawing upon the data collected about policy approaches and outcomes.

By Lise Endregard Hemat – Published on 10 November 2022
Key takeaways
Migration management in Ethiopia is to date mainly characterised by declarations, proclamations and legal documents, but a national migration policy is currently being drafted.
A return and reintegration policy has developed rapidly in recent years, to respond to a growing number of return migrants in need of economic and social assistance.
There is a shift in how labour migration policy is viewed in Ethiopia, away from solely focusing on the protection of low-skilled workers in the Middle East to more active promotion of labour migration of middle-skilled and skilled workers to new destinations.


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