Call for Proposals

Request for Proposals – Labour Market Research

Asia is a dynamic region, within which migration – both internal and international – continues to play a significant role in social and economic development. Situated at the centre of the Greater Mekong Sub-region, Thailand is an attractive destination for migrants from neighbouring countries, particularly Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam. This is largely due to the economic growth of Thailand in recent decades, which has led to higher wages for workers as well as demand for low-skilled migrant labour. In accordance with these dynamics, the Royal Thai Government has developed and implemented policies and legislative structures to suitably manage and cater for growing foreign worker populations.

Thailand’s migration policy is constantly shifting to meet new market realities, and in 2017 the Ministry of Labour revised the list of prohibited occupations for foreign workers. Following this most recent review, however, several occupations remain prohibited for foreign workers, despite indications of demand for migrant employees in some of these sectors. IOM Thailand is therefore seeking to conduct a study on migration, employment and labour market integration policies in Thailand, in order to assess the demand for labour in prohibited sectors of employment for foreign workers.

The full Request for Proposal (RFP) containing terms of reference, standard forms and submission requirements may be received by forwarding the correspondent request by e-mail to:

Deadline for submission: Midnight 19 April 2019 (GMT+7)

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