In the world’s fourth-largest country, Indonesia, the number of annual regular migrants has increased from less than 100,000 in 1990 to about 500,000 in 2013. But is the pursuit of migration as a development strategy supporting economic, social, and political empowerment in communities of origin?
Flagging economic growth in recent years coupled with joblessness and underemployment has created the dual imperative of generating more employment and enhancing productivity. Renewables hold the potential to help address both these aims.
Robust provisions in free trade agreements can provide the appropriate incentives, oversight and capacity- building assistance to bolster a country’s ability to effectively enforce its labor laws and regulations.