Returnee Migrant Workers in Nepal: Status of Employment, Skills and Access to Government Programmes

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

Year of Publication: 2023

Published by: CESLAM

The brief draws from the findings of a sub-national survey conducted in March and April 2021 for a larger study on the status of migration in Koshi Province. It highlights the status of Nepali returnee migrants’ participation in local labour markets after their return, the relevance and utilisation of skills gained from overseas employment, and access to existing government programmes targeted at returnee migrants. A set of recommendations is presented at the end to better support migrant workers.

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