RIGHTS releases database version 5.0 on origin countries’ policies

The RIGHTS database on origin countries’ policies is now available online.

The database provides information on policies regulating the exit, stay and return of labour migrants of fifty origin countries in Asia, Africa, Latin-America and Eurasia. It covers institutional structure such as dedicated departments and laws, pre-departure policies such as regulation of recruitment agencies, services in destination countries such as labour attachés, return policies, migration bans and multilateral and bilateral agreements on labour migration. The dataset is available open access and can be used by researchers, policymakers, NGOs and any other interested parties.

A paper using the database to analyse the prevalence and spread of origin countries’ policies can be downloaded through this link.