On June 7th, 2004, a workshop was held at the University of Sussex to address the following questions:
• What have been the impacts (or, what are the likely impacts) of UK temporary worker schemes for developing countries?
• Focusing on low-skill recruitment in particular (for agriculture, food processing, hotel and catering and the care sector), what adjustments to existing schemes could be recommended that would enhance outcomes for developing countries, and specifically for the poor?
• Could temporary worker schemes be extended to new countries or sectors in a way that could be designed at the outset to benefit sending countries (and especially the poor) as well as the UK?
The aim of the workshop was to share experiences of temporary workers schemes in the UK with various stakeholders representing the government, international organizations, private organizations and non-governmental organizations and as well to identify practical ways to make temporary worker schemes more development friendly.
Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 13 pp.
Temporary Worker Schemes in the UK: Impacts on Pro-Poor Policy. University of Sussex, June 7th, 2004, Workshop Report