CESLAM collaborated with Tufts University in the impact evaluation of the International Labour Organisation’s Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment of migrant workers. The impact assessment focused on the Nepal-Jordan corridor and worked with fair labour recruiters.
This study unpacked the dynamics of labour migration governance in Nepal’s changing governance landscape following the roll-out of federalism in order to inform the ILO’s DFID-funded Skills for Employment Programme (SEP).
The aim of ‘Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination’ (ECLM) was to arrive at a reliable and evidence-based understanding of the economic impact of immigration in 10 low and middle-income countries, including Nepal.
The aim of this project was to produce a peer-reviewed paper through further analysis of the household survey and qualitative gathered during CIFOR and Social Science Baha’s collaborative research on gender, migration and forest governance, which examined the nexus between transnational migratory flows, gender equity and the governance of forests through case studies from Nepal. It also had another objective of conducting an analysis of policies related to the land-use change to understand how they consider issues related to migration and whether they are conducive to leveraging migration and remittances for investment in land.
This objective of the study was to explore the nature and effects of violence against returned WMWs and their family members as well as to investigate the informal and formal community responses to gender-based violence (GBV) among them. The findings were to inform intervention designs targeted at enhancing the community’s engagement for the prevention of GBV against returned WMWs, at both the family and community levels.
The purpose of the study was to broaden knowledge on the experience of labour migration for Nepali women. The study examined various factors surrounding i) the decision to migrate for labour, ii) the decision to return to Nepal, and 3) the process of reintegrating into the Nepali labour market. The primary objective of the study was to identify personal, community and institutional level factors that motivate or compel women to migrate abroad for labour and to return to Nepal after a period of labour migration.
Remittances represent a significant, albeit still relatively recent, the flow of resources that accrues to communities in a decentralised manner and their complex distributive effects remain little understood beyond the increase in purchasing power of recipients.
The main objective of this assignment was to provide an overview of the current situation relating to the stock and flow of migrant Nepali health care workers. It identified: i) the major trends characterising international migration of health personnel from Nepal; ii) international as well as national frameworks and mechanisms regulating the migration of health workers from Nepal; iii) the main drivers involved in the migration of health workers;
Given the large scale of out-migration taking place all over the country, there is no sector in Nepal that remains unaffected by it and this is true for the forestry sector as well. Migration en masse and remittance migrants sent back have had several implications on land use, labour relations, rural livelihoods and institutions.
As part of the larger action research meant to help build the adaptive capacity of migrant-sending households by leveraging the benefits of migration while mitigating against some of the risks, the overall objective of this study was support the development of mountain rural livelihoods in the context of socio-economic and climate change, and the conservation of the ecosystem assets and services in Nepal.
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 to the links between migration and disaster-preparedness as well as coping strategies adopted by the affected population have come to the fore.
This study identified and mapped rural micro-enterprises set up by migrant returnees (male and female), young returnees, and returnees from India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the US/Europe in five districts of Nepal; assessed the manner in which remittances are being channelled into existing rural micro-enterprises;
The objective of the study was to analyse current trends and patterns of migration and provide an assessment of the roles and activities of government and private organisations in relation to the existing policies and systems directed at information, preparation, and recruitment of labour migrants. It was expected that the assessment will inform recommendations directed at policies, strategies and interventions that need to be developed or strengthened in Nepal in order to facilitate and improve support mechanisms for labour migrants.
CESLAM was involved in a study on migrant workers’ access to justice, a joint collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, the University of New South Wales, and the Open Society Foundations’ International Migration Initiative.