Sector Social Affairs
Program/Project Title Integrated Migration Information System (IMIS) III
Location Nationwide
Duration 48 months
Start – End date 01.05.2012-30.06.2016
Budget EGP 7,442,833
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart Ministry of Manpower and Emigration (MoME)
Implementing Institution International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Description The project aimed at contributing to strengthen MoME capacity to manage labor migration and harness its development potential, building on the experience of “Integrated Migration Information System” programs (IMIS and IMIS+), funded by the Italian Egyptian debt swap program and implemented by IOM between 2001 and 2010, in partnership with the Ministry of Manpower and Migration.
Expected Results 1.      Strengthened labor market research capacities for the identification of labor demand in selected sectors

2.      Quality Assurance System established to assess and validate skills testing and certification processes in pilot occupations within the selected sectors

3.      Enhanced access to quality market-oriented vocational training, pre-departure orientation and Italian language courses

4.      Enhanced functionality of the IMIS database for job matching purposes

5.      Operational framework for the management of temporary labour migration developed and functional

6.      Temporary labour migration scheme between Italy and Egypt piloted and implemented

7.      Productive return and reinsertion of seasonal migrants into the Egyptian labour market enabled

8.      Enhanced capacity of relevant Government and local authorities to mainstream migration into development and poverty reduction policies

9.      Data on the socio-economic profile of Egyptians returning from Libya is available to inform community-based support for their socio-economic reinsertion and assistance to communities of return

Target Beneficiaries Relevant Ministries (in particular the MoME), other Government entities and selected education and training centers; Egyptian labor migrants and returnees, their employers, and their origin communities, which will benefit through the measures taken to encourage their productive return.
Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it