Funding agency: International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Duration: November 2015 to June 2016
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; and iv) international good practices relating to governance and the retention of health workers that Nepal can draw insights from. The study included a survey of 294 final-year undergraduate medical and nursing students at two medical and six nursing colleges in Kathmandu Valley to understand their migration intentions.