Collaborating Partner: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Duration: May 2015 to October 2018
This study was part of a larger evaluation project of the Work in Freedom Programme (WiF), funded by the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The objective of the study was to inform trafficking prevention programmes and particularly the WiF project on i) the nature and scale of adverse migration outcomes, along with factors that increase or decrease a woman’s risk of being trafficked; and ii) pre-departure knowledge and skill building, risk reduction, and decision-making in Nepal. Conducted in two phases, the first focused on Dolakha district, with the aim to design the study, methods development, and testing of survey instruments. In the second phase, three districts, Morang, Chitwan, and Rupandehi, were covered with cross-sectional surveys with prospective and returned migrants, longitudinal qualitative research and semi-structured qualitative interviews. In addition, brief phone surveys with each respondent at pre-defined intervals is conducted to measure outcomes at multiple time-points for 18 months following the field interview.