Recruitment Intermediaries in the Foreign Employment Industry – Sri Lanka

Recruitment for foreign employment in Sri Lanka involves many stakeholders and informal recruitment intermediaries identified as “Sub-Agents” play an integral role in the process. This comprehensive study involves a survey of 405 sub agents from 9 districts representing the 9 provinces in Sri Lanka. The study aims to expand the understanding of the current situation of recruitment intermediaries to facilitate evidence based policy formulation on regulating recruitment intermediaries and contributing to the implementation of measures outlined in the recently submitted Cabinet Paper (No: 03/2017; Reference No: MFE/DEV/6/7 (i)) to regularize recruitment intermediaries in Sri Lanka.

Research team

Bilesha Weeraratne
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Harini Weerasekera
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International Organization for Migration, Sri Lanka

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