Labour migration structures and financing in Asia

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With labour flows showing increasing heterogeneity the world over, there is a renewed interest in managing labour mobility so as to enhance the developmental potential of migration. In this context, this research study attempts to enhance the knowledge base pertaining to three core issues: (i) organizational structures to manage labour migration; (ii) various migrant services being extended by the state; and (iii) financing of protection of migrant workers. The study adopts a comparative perspective and provides a detailed analysis of the core issues in relation to India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka, three major labour-sending counties. The conceptual framework of the study presumes that migration management in countries of origin consists of three domains: regulation and (in certain countries) promotion of labour migration and support services; administrative structures; and financing.