Examining Welfare Practices for Migrants- case of India and the Philippines

Author Name

Mahjabin Banu

Author Address

Research Assistant, India Centre for Migration, [email protected]


welfare, protection, migrant, overseas worker and the Philippines


International migration has become an important part of the state’s development policy in some of the labour sending countries like the Philippines and Indonesia (Asis, 2004).Protecting the overseas migrants is a priority for the countries of origin. Migration leads to development both in the country of origin as well as in the country of destination. The Philippines has emerged as a major source country of workers and talents for the global labour market. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is the government agency created because of the constitutional mandate to guarantee the protection of the rights of Overseas Filipino’s workers and it is attached to the Department of labour and Employment. Also, it has a best practice in terms of Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) process and comprehensive welfare and protection measures. This paper will examine and analyse the welfare measures of the Philippines and India and intends to contribute it for policy recommendations.


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