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Policy Brief

In an effort to reduce distortions to freer mobility of low-skilled labor, the World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) program has implemented this research project to collect migration cost data comparable across select migrant corridors and to determine how much migrant workers pay to obtain foreign jobs and how migration costs vary across corridors. The results of the KNOMAD survey of the costs incurred by migrants passing through the Philippine-Qatar migration corridor are the subject of this report. In summary, the results shed light on the amount and composition of worker-paid migration costs and identify cost items that can be reduced with appropriate policies and through cooperation among countries. This report can guide the global migration community in addressing the reduction of migration costs

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Title: A Survey of Filipino Migrant Worker Returnees from Qatar
: Carl Rookie O. Daquio