MIGNEX Background Paper
Migration-relevant policies in Ethiopia
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.
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.