How digital tech can help migrant workers

Digital technologies are making it easier to access information and connect people. They offer tremendous opportunities to simplify, secure and accelerate the migration process for the growing population of migrant workers in the Asia-Pacific region.

The use of digital tools and platforms facilitates the management of labour migration and services provided to migrant workers. Migrant workers themselves are using apps and digital spaces to find jobs, connect with their communities and to transfer money home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2018, with the headline 'How digital tech can help migrant workers'. Print Edition | Subscribe