Areas of Expertise

Addressing the situation of undocumented foreign labour

Research has shown that migrants in an irregular or undocumented situation are more likely to face discrimination, exploitation, abuse, and degrading treatment. Contrary to what is believed, migrant workers in such situations are often found to be working in sectors that local workers have long forsaken.  Yet it is these same migrants who also remain invisible while development programmes and projects continue to make headlines.

MECTD aims to engage a diverse set of stake holders to gain a better understanding of the international laws and promising practices that would bring out the true development potential of the region in which all including irregular migrants are given an opportunity to contribute to realize its common vision.