. As in the past, this will likely spur illegal emigration to neighboring countries and beyond.
Various Asian countries have used managed labor migration to secure temporary and legal jobs for their surplus labor. Such provisions have helped migrant workers earn higher wages, send remittances back to their families, save for future investments, and gain work experience and upgrade their skills.
The report Managed Labor Migration in Afghanistan: Exploring Employment and Growth Opportunities for Afghanistan explores how managed labor migration can help create jobs for Afghans and boost economic growth. Specifically, the report investigates the supply and demand sides of managed migration flows, their impact on remittances sent back home, and how formal labor migration opportunities can help migrants acquire skills abroad or at home. The report provides policy scenarios of a managed migration approach for Afghanistan for the period up to 2030, and explores their potential economic outcomes.