Recruitment Cost, Fraud and Redressal in Foreign Labour Migration from Nepal

Author(s): Arjun Kharel, Sadikshya Bhattarai & Dogendra Tumsa

Year of Publication: 2023

Published by: CESLAM

Using data from a sub-national survey of 1225 households, this paper discusses the recruitment cost for foreign labour migration and the various kinds of fraud experienced by Nepali workers in the process of migrating to international destinations. It also explores the justice-seeking behaviour among individuals and families who have been defrauded, and the factors constraining them from accessing justice. The paper ends with recommendations for improving Nepal’s foreign labour migration sector.

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