On behalf of Nepal Planning Commission (NPC) and with the support of ILO, CESLAM is undertaking the task of developing a monitoring and reporting framework to help the NPC establish a standard set of tools and mechanisms on labour migration-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets and indicators that would help it report the progress on SDGs to UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The tools and mechanisms will also benefit other actors working in the area of labour and migration and the decent work agenda in Nepal.
CESLAM will provide technical support to the Government of Province 1 to develop approaches, methodological tools and indicators for the migration profile and throughout the execution of the profiling exercise. The migration profile will provide comprehensive provincial data on migration, including data on internal and international migration; in- and out-migration; migration for labour, education, and permanent settlement; skills and labour market integration of returnee migrants; and seasonal and long-term labour migration, to allow the provincial and local governments of Province 1 to optimise the benefits of migration.
CESLAM is a partner organisation of the international collaborative research project on migration and agricultural and rural change (AGRUMIG). The research project seeks to explore the two-way interface between agrarian and environmental change in migrant-sending communities, offering comparative insights between seven countries – Nepal, China, Ethiopia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Morocco.
CESLAM is conducting a mapping exercise involving Private Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) that are already engaged in or interested to be engaged in fair recruitment practices. The research project seeks to prepare comprehensive profiles of the selected PRAs that recruit workers to Jordan, Malaysia and Qatar. The study will examine selected PRA’s recruitment process, including hiring, pre-deployment and post-deployment procedures.
Migration to South Korea and Japan through government-to-government (G2G) partnerships known as the Employment Permit System (EPS) and the Japan Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO), respectively, have provided some positive experiences to migrant workers, particularly in the labour migration process, and have been hailed as international best practices on foreign labour migration.
CESLAM will conduct an extensive quantitative and qualitative study exploring how parent's/parents' engagement in foreign employment affects children's health and wellbeing. This study could be instrumental in designing relevant policies, including those relating to social protection, targeting the children of migrant workers.
This study will conduct an in-depth examination of various international, national and local organisations in Nepal, that are working to create a conducive environment for the safe, smooth and just migration of Nepali workers, to understand the different areas of activities, the kind of institutional roles they play, the overlap and collaboration arrangements among them and their contribution or otherwise to furthering the goal of making migration safer for Nepali workers.
This study examines and analyses the experiences of Nepali migrant workers for South Korea in different phases of the migration process. The study will assess mental health and wellbeing of migrant workers in different phases of migration process, from enrolment in Korean language class in Nepal through employment in Korea. The study also aims to understand future aspirations, including career choice, of those who do not succeed in migrating to Korea for work.
This research aims to experimentally test whether seasonal a migration subsidy programme has positive impacts in addressing seasonal food insecurity in rural Nepal. It will also explore how migration may transform rural, agricultural labour markets by studying the effects of seasonal migration on both rural labour supply and labour demand.
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).
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.