TSCC member, Rapid Asia, who specializes in social research and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) consulting conducted some interesting research and published reports earlier this year.
RECRUITMENT FEES AND RELATED COSTS
The “Recruitment fees and related costs” report was a major research study carried out by Rapid Asia, on behalf of ILO, in Thailand. The study looks at what migrant workers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar pay to work in Thailand. Recruitment costs can be rather high and the importance to reduce this cost is recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under indicator 10.7.1. To find out more, read the full report.
ENDLINE RESEARCH FINDINGS ON FISHERS AND SEAFOOD WORKERS IN THAILAND
This was an endline survey carried out by Rapid Asia on fishers and seafood workers in Thailand. The study was done on behalf of ILO Ship to Shore Rights Project, funded by the European Union. This was a follow-up study to the baseline survey carried out by Rapid Asia in 2017, using a similar methodology. The study captures changes to working conditions and measures prevalence for forced labour. To find out more read the full report.
PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS MIGRANT WORKERS IN JAPAN, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, AND THAILAND
In 2019, Rapid Asia carried out a major survey on attitudes towards migrant workers in four countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Korea and Japan). The study was conducted on behalf of the ILO and UN Women. The study tracks trends of attitudes against a similar study carried out in 2011. The findings indicated respondents in all countries held unfavourable attitudes towards migrant workers and attitudes had also worsened somewhat in 2019. Full report here.