Specific area: HO - Training Capacities Development, LM - Labour Migration
Duration: June 2021 - Ongoing
Experts involved: France, Poland
The Kyrgyz Republic is a landlocked country in Central Asia, with an economy heavily reliant on labour migration and remittances, which make up nearly a third of the country’s GDP. Labour migrants contribute to the development of the Kyrgyz Republic through remittances, diaspora skills and knowledge transfer. The issue at hand is how to render these contributions more sustainable so that labour migration follows a safe, regular and orderly migration route that protects the rights of migrants and maximizes the longer-term benefits of the migration experience for migrants, their families, and their communities at large.
Due to new changes to the institutional framework on migration in Kyrgyzstan, the Secretariat of the Council for Migration under the Speaker of the Kyrgyz Republic Parliament has requested MIEUX+ support to strengthen the knowledge and skills of central and regional migration authorities on labour migration and protection of migrant workers’ rights. In addition, the Secretariat will play a coordinating role in developing and implementing a standardised training programme which can be rolled out in the seven regions of the country, as deemed feasible during the assessment.