Study on the Work in Freedom: Transnational Evaluation

Collaborating Partner: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Duration: May 2015 to October 2018

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). The objective of the study was to inform trafficking prevention programmes and particularly the WiF project on i) the nature and scale of adverse migration outcomes, along with factors that increase or decrease a woman’s risk of being trafficked; and ii) pre-departure knowledge and skill building, risk reduction, and decision-making in Nepal. Conducted in two phases, the first focused on Dolakha district, with the aim to design the study, methods development, and testing of survey instruments. In the second phase, three districts, Morang, Chitwan, and Rupandehi, were covered with cross-sectional surveys with prospective and returned migrants, longitudinal qualitative research and semi-structured qualitative interviews. In addition, brief phone surveys with each respondent at pre-defined intervals is conducted to measure outcomes at multiple time-points for 18 months following the field interview.

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Labour migration in Dolakha

Lessons from prospective migrant women

Transnational female labour migration

Past experiences and future migration intentions -Oct 2018

What is the prevalence of and associations with forced labour experiences among male migrants from Dolakha, Nepal? Findings from a cross-sectional survey of returnee migrants

Migration planning among female prospective labour migrants from Nepal: a comparison of first-time and repeat-migrants

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