State of Migration in Nepal
Sanjay Sharma, Shibani Pandey, Dinesh Pathak & Bimbika Sijapati-Basnett
2014, pp. xi + 91
ISBN 978 9937 2 8260 1
Migration is a common phenomenon in both its domestic and international dimensions in Nepal. Traditionally, most of the migration took place within the country’s borders, with some people going to India and Tibet. Nepal’s entry into the global economy has since re-defined these historical trends, and, now, Nepalis can be found spread across the globe. Labour migration to the Gulf states and Malaysia has seen significant growth over the years and now accounts for an increasingly larger share of Nepal’s international migration, while immigration into Nepal continues to be mostly from India – a fact facilitated by the open
border between the two countries.