• Transnational female labour migration: the perspective of low-wage Nepalese workers

    Transnational female labour migration: the perspective of low-wage Nepalese workers

    Published Date: December 2017

    This brief describes Nepalese returnee migrant women’s international migration processes and experiences. It is based on research findings from a sample of returnee women living in Morang, Chitwan and Rupandehi, three of the districts targeted by the ILO Work in Freedom (WiF) intervention.

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  • Lessons from prospective migrant women’s participation in the Work in Freedom community intervention activities in Nepal

    Lessons from prospective migrant women’s participation in the Work in Freedom community intervention activities in Nepal

    Published Date: May 2017

    This brief offers research findings from prospective women migrants in Morang, Chitwan and Rupandehi, three districts of the Work in Freedom (WiF) intervention in Nepal. It presents findings on prospective migrant women’s migration plans and their participation in the WiF community-based training. The WiF pre-decision training includes both migrationrelated advice and o..

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  • 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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  • 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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  • KAMAUNE: The Cultural and Economic Imaginaries of Migration

    KAMAUNE: The Cultural and Economic Imaginaries of Migration

    Author(s): Gaurab KC

    Published Date: June 2014

    Publication Type: Research Paper

    Published by: CESLAM

      A large number of Nepalis have flown to the Gulf countries and countries in East and Southeast Asia for employment, leaving their primary kin members at home. This paper attempts to understand the rationale for out-migration from the vantage point of those ‘left behind’ primarily kin members, regarding the ones ‘who left’ – the migrants...

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