The study is based on three case studies in India, Pakistan, and Nepal and in the context of Nepal, presents the findings related to a study conducted in the far-western and mid-western development regions of Nepal. It starts with an overview of the demography and development of the mountain regions, discusses aspects of labour migration and remittances, and finally presents the impact of labour migration and recommendations for practitioners and the government. On remittances, it discusses remitting procedures and charges, reliance on remittance, proportion of income remitted, and use of remittances. The report also sheds light on the causes and forms of migration, the socio-economic condition of migrants and their access to labour migration. Given the indefinite results regarding the impact of labour migration on the social, economic, and gender inequality, and community cohesion, the author indicates the need for further research on this area.
Sherpa, D. 2010. Kathmandu: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.