MIGNEX Background Paper

Migration-relevant policies in Ethiopia

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This paper presents the results of a policy review of the MIGNEX project in Ethiopia. It provides an overview of the key migration policies in Ethiopia and their interaction with development and development policies.

By Lisa Andersson – 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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Andersson, L. (2022) Migration-relevant policies in Ethiopia. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo. Available at www.mignex.org/eth