• Returning Home: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Migrant Workers in The Nepali Labour Market

    Published Date: 2019

    This report on returnee women migrant workers (RWMWs) draws from insights shared by 1,210 women to understand the influences, conditions, and challenges that characterize women’s migration from and reintegration to Nepal. This is a summarised and edited version of the report ...

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  • Governing Labour Migration in Nepal: An Analysis of Existing Policies and Institutional Mechanisms

    Published Date: 2017

    Published by: CESLAM

    Governing Labour Migration in Nepal looks at the legal and policy framework that regulates migrant labour originating in Nepal. It examines the country’s laws related to foreign employment, bilateral agreements signed with destination countries and international conventions ratified, all of which ...

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  • Migration of Health Workers from Nepal

    Published Date: 2017

    This report provides an overview of the current situation relating to the stock and outflow of Nepali health care workers to third countries. Presenting the findings of a survey with undergraduate medical and nursing students, the report discusses the factors driving ...

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  • Labour Migration and the Remittance Economy: The Socio-Political Impact

    Published Date: 2017

    Published by: CESLAM

    Based on a study conducted in five districts, this report looks at the impact of labour migration on the economy, society, and politics at the community level. It provides an insight into how remittance is changing the economic outlook of households ...

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  • Labouring Under Fire: Nepali Security Contractors in Afghanistan

    Published Date: 2016

    Published by: CESLAM

    This paper explores some of the repercussions of Nepali labour migration in times of conflict, arguing that security contracting shares much with other forms of migratory labour but also that the ...

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  • Analysis of Labour Market and Migration Trends in Nepal

    Published Date: 2015

    Published by: CESLAM

    With more than half a million Nepalis, mainly the youth, leaving the country every year to seek employment opportunities abroad, it has become important to leverage the benefits of migration by examining the labour market situation in both sending ...

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  • Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 Earthquake

    Published Date: 2015

    Published by: CESLAM

    In the aftermath of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal on 25 April 2015, and its aftershocks, particularly a major one of magnitude 7.3 on 12 May 2015, issues related ...

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  • Gender and Safe Mobility: Promising Global and Regional Practices

    Published Date: 2014

    Published by: CESLAM

    The report approaches the issue of migration through a gender lens in order to foster a more integrated, holistic approach to assess pre-existing mechanisms to ensure safe migration of females from the region. The report broadly pertains to the South Asian ...

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  • State of Migration in Nepal

    Published Date: 2014

    Published by: CESLAM

    Migration is a common phenomenon in both its domestic and international dimensions in Nepal. Traditionally, most of the migration took place within the country’s borders, with some people going to India and Tibet. Nepal’s entry into the global economy has since ...

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  • स्वदेशमा प्रवासी कामदारको न्यायमा पहुँच : नेपाल

    Published Date: 2014

    Published by: CESLAM

      मध्यपूर्वमा कम पारिश्रमिक पाउने नेपाली प्रवासी कामदारले भोगेका दुःखका बारेमा धेरै चर्चा परिचर्चा हुने गरेको छ । त्यहाँ कामदारले असाध्यै धेरै दुःख भोग्नुपर्छ तर उनीहरुले न्याय पाउँदैनन् । प्रवासी कामदारको दुःख स्वदेशमै शुरु हुन्छ र स्वदेशमै टुंगिन्छ । ...

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  • Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

    Published Date: 2014

    Published by: CESLAM

      Much attention has been directed to the exploitation of low-wage migrant workers in the Middle East, where harms are commonplace and severe, and access to justice is limited. But the story of labor migration begins and ends at home. ...

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  • KAMAUNE: The Cultural and Economic Imaginaries of Migration

    Published Date: 2014

    Published by: CESLAM

      A large number of Nepalis have flown to the Gulf countries and countries in East and Southeast Asia for employment, leaving their primary kin members at home. This paper attempts to understand the rationale for out-migration from ...

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  • Enhancing Employment Centric Growth in Nepal

    Published Date: 2014

    Published by: CESLAM

    Growth aimed at creating employment is considered one of the main conduits for sustainable economic development and poverty reduction. This is particularly the case in countries like Nepal, which is experiencing significant demographic shifts as well as a structural ...

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  • Migration for Labour and its Impact on Farm Production in Nepal

    Published Date: 2013

    Published by: CESLAM

    Even though Nepal is predominantly an agrarian country, migration is increasingly becoming an important livelihood strategy for farm households in rural Nepal. Migrants head out to various destinations, which, for the purpose of this study, have been broadly categorised into India ...

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  • Taken for Granted: Nepali Migration to India

    Published Date: 2013

    Published by: CESLAM

    Traditionally, Nepalis have worked for the Indian state, both as part of its famed Gorkha regiments and the civil service; in the private sector as security guards; as domestic workers; and as manual labourers in mines, tea estates and dairy farms. ...

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  • The Mobility of Permanence: The Process of Relocating to Kathmandu

    Published Date: 2013

    Published by: CESLAM

    This paper addresses the experience of physical mobility in a recently settled locality on the urban periphery of western Kathmandu. Residents tend to understand their new position in the city as a residence, or

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  • Trafficking and Forced Labour in Nepal: A Review of the Literature

    Published Date: 2011

    Published by: CESLAM

    This book reviews the current state of knowledge on various aspects of trafficking and forced labour in Nepal. The first part analyses issues related to different forms of labour exploitation. It identifies the main obstacles to addressing associated problems and also ...

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