• Labour Migration and Skills Training

    Labour Migration and Skills Training

    Author(s): Prakriti Thami and Ashim Bhattarai

    Published Date: December 2015

    Publication Type: Policy Brief

    Published by: Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM)

    Of the half a million or so Nepalis who left the country for work in 2013/14, nearly three quarters were classified as ‘unskilled’. This tendency of the majority of migrants being poorly trained is a cause for concern since low-skilled and ‘unskilled’ workers are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, are accorded fewer job benefits, and face limit..

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  • Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

    Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

    Author(s): Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati and Bassina Farbenblum

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: Report

    Published by: Open Society Foundation

      Much attention has been directed to the exploitation of low-wage migrant workers in the Middle East, where harms are commonplace and severe, and access to justice is limited. But the story of labor migration begins and ends at home. The vulnerability of Nepali migrant workers to exploitation abroad is heightened by routine misconduct committed in Nepal during the..

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  • स्वदेशमा प्रवासी कामदारको  न्यायमा पहुँच : नेपाल

    स्वदेशमा प्रवासी कामदारको न्यायमा पहुँच : नेपाल

    Author(s): सारा पाओलेट्टी, एलेनोर टेलर–निकल्सन, बन्दिता सिजापती, बस्सिना फार्बेनब्लम

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: रिपोर्ट

    Published by: Open Society Foundation

      मध्यपूर्वमा कम पारिश्रमिक पाउने नेपाली प्रवासी कामदारले भोगेका दुःखका बारेमा धेरै चर्चा परिचर्चा हुने गरेको छ । त्यहाँ कामदारले असाध्यै धेरै दुःख भोग्नुपर्छ तर उनीहरुले न्याय पाउँदैनन् । प्रवासी कामदारको दुःख स्वदेशमै शुरु हुन्छ र स्वदेशमै टुंगिन्छ । प्रवासी कामदारले काम गर्न विदेश जाने क्रममा नेपालमै एजेन्ट, कामदार पठाउने संस्था र अन्यबाट दुव्र्यवहार,..

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  • Taken for Granted: Nepali Migration to India

    Taken for Granted: Nepali Migration to India

    Author(s): Sanjay Sharma and Deepak Thapa

    Published Date: June 2013

    Publication Type: Working Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

    Traditionally, Nepalis have worked for the Indian state, both as part of its famed Gorkha regiments and the civil service; in the private sector as security guards; as domestic workers; and as manual labourers in mines, tea estates and dairy farms. Recently, there have also been the twin phenomena of a large number of student migrants from Nepal to India and of second-generat..

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  • The Mobility of Permanence: The Process of Relocating to Kathmandu

    The Mobility of Permanence: The Process of Relocating to Kathmandu

    Author(s): Andrew Nelson

    Published Date: March 2013

    Publication Type: Working Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

    This paper addresses the experience of physical mobility in a recently settled locality on the urban periphery of western Kathmandu. Residents tend to understand their new position in the city as a residence, or basāĩ, in relation to a more permanent home, or ghar. Interestingly, the tension between basāĩ and ghar extends far beyond one’s current residence in Kathmandu..

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  • Enumerating Migration in Nepal : A Review

    Enumerating Migration in Nepal : A Review

    Author(s): Jeevan Raj Sharma and Sanjay Sharma

    Published Date: September 2011

    Publication Type: Working Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

    This working paper provides an overview of quantitative surveys on migration in Nepal, including various national censuses, with a specific focus on their methodologies. It aims to document the evolution and key characteristic of migration surveys, and proposes to answer the following questions: How have such studies evolved in Nepal? What kind of quantitative data is availab..

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