• Comparative study of EPS and JITCO

    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.

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  • Impact of Parental Migration on Health and Wellbeing of Children

    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.

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  • Assessing the Roles and Capacities of Organisations Working on Labour Migration

    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.

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  • Longitudinal Study on the Experience of Nepali Workers Migrating to South Korea

    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.

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  • No Lean Season

    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.

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  • Leaving Something Behind’ – Migration Governance and Agricultural & Rural Change in ‘Home’ Communities: Comparative Experience from Europe, Asia and Africa (AGRUMIG)

    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. 

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  • Study on the Work in Freedom: Transnational Evaluation

    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).

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  • Impact Assessment of ILO Fair Recruitment Intervention between Nepal and Jordan in the Garment Sector

    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.

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  • Political Economy Analysis of Labour Migration Governance in Nepal

    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).

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  • Assessment of Labour Management System in Transport Projects

    The prime objective of this assignment was to review past experiences and to recommend future improvements to the management of labor related issues on transport sector projects in Nepal.

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  • Promotion of Access to Justice of Migrant Workers

    People Forum for Human Rights and Centre for the Study of labour and Mobility jointly conducted research on Access to Justice of Migrant Workers in destination countries.

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  • Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination

    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.

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  • Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination

    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.

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  • A Study on Causes of Women’s Migration to Foreign Employment and Ways to Reintegration into the National Labour Market

    The objective of this study was to generate evidence to inform the policy discourse on the causes of women’s migration to foreign employment and ways of their reintegration into the national labour market.

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  • Migration and Gendered Landscapes: Adding a Gender Dimension to Cifor’s Research on Mobility

    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.

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  • Home Safe: Evidence on Community

    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.

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  • Migration Opportunities and Challenges

    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.

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