Labour Mobility and Regional Market Integration in North Africa


Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Apr 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Industry, Minning & Quarrying
DAC Sector Code 32110
Commitment U.A 97,895.25
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed intervention concerns the North Africa Labor Mobility and Regional Market Integration Project. The project responds to a request from the Government of Tunisia to help implement the recommendations of a previous AfDB/IOM study on cross-country labor market dynamics between Tunisia and Libya. Morocco and Algeria have also expressed great interest in the project. It will permit to map the regional integration challenges from below, mainly looking at cross-border mobility, and outline policy recommendations to support reforms that advance regional integration. The project will further help develop the data necessary to understand the challenges and recommend solutions to improve migration management within North Africa, through: (i) Mapping intra-regional movements in the post-Arab Spring Context; (ii) Supporting the elaboration of labor mobility reforms; and (iii) Assessing the economic impact of labor mobility.

Project Objectives

The project aims to map the regional integration challenges from below, mainly looking at cross-border mobility, and outline policy recommendations to support reforms that advance regional integration. It will identify lacking data and information about labor market mobility and suggest solutions to the current policy gaps in North Africa in order to seize the opportunities that might have presented themselves after the Arab Spring for greater regional economic and labour market integration.

Beneficiaries

The project beneficiaries are the Maghreb countries and its implementation will permit to accelerate the region’s GDP growth by 1 to 2 percentage points, and contribute to the creation of 500.000 jobs annually.

Participating Organization

Funding
Multi donor Trust Fund for Countries in Transition
Implementing
African Development Bank

Information

IATI identifier 46002-G-Z1-BZ0-STY-001
Last Update 08 Jul 2020

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Contact Details

Name Oussama Ben Abdelkarim
Email o.benabdelkarim@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational