New research on journeys migrants take and the capacity of national migration policies to influence peoples' decisions.
The financial crisis originated in the United States of America and impacted the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries after a time lag. The falling oil prices, contracting trade and declining private investment flows have adversely affected the GDP growth of the Gulf countries, which in turn affected the flow of migrant labour to and from them and remittances from them.
In this context this study seeks to:
- assess the impact of the recession on key industries in the GCC economies
- assess the repatriation of expatriate labourers
- assess the flow of emigrant labourers and fall in remittances
- assess the impact of loss of employment on the emigrant households’ in the country of origin; and
- identify the measures undertaken by various stakeholders to mitigate the adverse effects