• What do we know about labour migration in Dolakha, Nepal?

    What do we know about labour migration in Dolakha, Nepal?

    Published Date: October 2016

    This briefing note offers new evidence on labour migration in Dolakha, a district in the Central Development Region of Nepal. This study is part of a larger programme of research on labour migration and forced labour from Nepal. Evidence includes key characteristics of migrant households and returnee migrants, including local prevalence of labour migration, and findings on re..

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  • दोलखा, नेपालबाट हुने श्रम प्रवासनका बारेमा हामीलाई के थाहा छ ?

    दोलखा, नेपालबाट हुने श्रम प्रवासनका बारेमा हामीलाई के थाहा छ ?

    Published Date: October 2016

    यस जानकारी पत्रमा नेपालको मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्रको जिल्ला दोलखाबाट भइरहेको श्रम प्रवासन सम्बन्धी नयाँ जानकारी दिइएका छन् । यो अध्ययन नेपालबाट भइरहेको श्रम प्रवासन र बँधुवा श्रम सम्बन्धी बृहत्तर अध्ययनको एउटा अंश हो । यस जानकारी पत्रमा यी विषयका जानकारी दिइएका छन्ः श्रम प्रवासनको स्थानीय प्रचलन, रेमिटेन्स, मोबाइल फोनको प्रयोग, कामदारले काम गर्ने मुख्य क्षेत्र र रिपोर्ट गरिएक..

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  • Labouring Under Fire: Nepali Security Contractors in Afghanistan

    Labouring Under Fire: Nepali Security Contractors in Afghanistan

    Author(s): Noah Coburn

    Published Date: July 2016

    Publication Type: Research Paper

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

    This paper explores some of the repercussions of Nepali labour migration in times of conflict, arguing that security contracting shares much with other forms of migratory labour but also that the commodification of violence this process entails raises certain opportunities and risks for the contractor that neither the Nepali government nor the internationa..

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  • 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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  • Analysis of labour market and migration trends in Nepal

    Analysis of labour market and migration trends in Nepal

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati, Ashim Bhattarai and Dinesh Pathak

    Published Date: September 2015

    Publication Type: Report

    Published by: International Labor Organization

    With more than half a million Nepalis, mainly the youth, leaving the country every year to seek employment opportunities abroad, it has become important to leverage the benefits of migration by examining the labour market situation in both sending and receiving countries. This study presents an in-depth overview of Nepal's labour migration sector in Nepal, including trend..

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  • Jhauwa Guthi VDC Profile

    Jhauwa Guthi VDC Profile

    Author(s): Mohammad Ayub, David N. Gellner, Dinesh Pathak, Bandita Sijapati, Amanda Snellinger and Prakriti Thami

    Published Date: September 2015

    The University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) and local partner Divya Youth Club, Parsa, conducted a census entitled ‘Labour Migration: Impacts on Households in Parsa’ in February-March 2014. This census (hereafter, Parsa Study 2014) covered three VDCs of Parsa district—Bagwana, Biranchi Barwa and Jh..

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  • Biranchibarwa VDC Profile

    Biranchibarwa VDC Profile

    Author(s): Mohammad Ayub, David N. Gellner, Dinesh Pathak, Bandita Sijapati, Amanda Snellinger and Prakriti Thami

    Published Date: September 2015

    The University of Oxford and the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) with the help of Divya Youth Club, Parsa, conducted a study in February and March 2014 entitled ‘Labour Migration: Impacts on Households in Parsa’. The study was undertaken in an effort to uncover the nuances associated with migration in the Tarai region. The study (hereafter, Pa..

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  • Bagwana VDC Profile

    Bagwana VDC Profile

    Author(s): Mohammad Ayub, Sudip Gautam, David N. Gellner, Dinesh Pathak, Bandita Sijapati, Amanda Snellinger and Prakriti Thami

    Published Date: September 2015

    The University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) and local partner Divya Youth Club, Parsa, conducted a census entitled ‘Labour Migration: Impacts on Households in Parsa’ in February-March 2014. The principal objective of this census (hereafter, Parsa Study 2014) was to provide information on the history and..

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  • Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 Earthquake

    Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 Earthquake

    Author(s): Bandita Sijapati with Jeevan Baniya, Anish Bhandari, Ashim Bhattarai, Sambriddhi Kharel, Amrita Limbu, Dinesh Pathak, Nabin Rawal and Prakriti Thami

    Published Date: June 2015

    Publication Type: Research Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

    In the aftermath of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal on 25 April 2015, and its aftershocks, particularly a major one of magnitude 7.3 on 12 May 2015, issues related to the links between migration and disaster-preparedness as well as coping strategies adopted by the affected population have come to the fore. To examine such linkages, the Centre for the St..

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  • जोखिमपूर्ण व्यवसाय नेपालका म्यानपावर कम्पनीको उत्तरदायित्व

    जोखिमपूर्ण व्यवसाय नेपालका म्यानपावर कम्पनीको उत्तरदायित्व

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

    Published Date: January 2015

    Publication Type: नीतिपत्र

    Published by: CESLAM

    वैदेशिक रोजगार ऐन २०६४ ले म्यानपावर एजेन्सीहरुले नयाँ खालका शर्तहरु पूरा गर्नुपर्ने व्यवस्था गर्नुका साथै इजाजत दिने प्रक्रियालाई कडा बनाएको छ । यसमा म्यानपावर कम्पनीले ऐन उल्लंघन गर्दा अपनाइने विशेष खालका प्रावधानहरु पनि रहेका छन् जसमा प्रवासी कामदारलाई दिइने क्षतिपूर्ति र गम्भीर प्रकृतिका उल्लंघनमा म्यानपावर एजेन्सीमा काम गर्ने कर्मचारीहरुलाई मुद्दा चलाउने समेत छन् । यद्यपि..

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