Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination
Funding Agency: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Duration: May 2016 to July 2017
The aim of the assignment was to arrive at a reliable and evidence-based understanding of the economic impact of immigration in Nepal, as part of a larger project looking at 10 low- and middle-income countries. The study consisted of two parts. First, a survey and review of the policy and historical context of immigration in Nepal. The second part consisted of a sector study of trade and manufacturing in Nepal, which provided an overview of migrant workers in Nepal’s trade and manufacturing sectors, analyses the economic contribution of migrant workers in these sectors, and explored why this contribution might be different from the contribution of native workers.