Social Science Baha

Completed Projects

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. 
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Research on Violence Against Women and Girls in South Asia

Funding Agency: IMC Worldwide
Duration: 1 August 2016 to 31 March 2017
With more women joining the workforce the issue of violence against women in the workplace is coming to the fore. In order to understand its prevalence in Nepal, in coordination with the Department of Women and Children, SSB conducted a survey of 937 members of women’s cooperatives spread across the seven districts of Jumla, Dadeldhura, Bardiya, Ilam, Chitwan, Sarlahi and Kaski.

Migration and Gendered Landscapes: Adding a Gender Dimension to CIFOR’s Research on Mobility

Collaborating Partner: Centre for International Forestry Research
Duration: July 2016 to March 2017
The aim of this project was to produce a peer-reviewed paper through further analysis of the household survey and qualitative data gathered during CIFOR and Social Science Baha’s collaborative research on gender, migration, and forest governance, which examined the nexus between transnational migratory flows, gender equity, and the governance of forests through case studies from Nepal. It also had the added objective of conducting an analysis of policies related to land use change to understand how they consider issues related to migration and whether they are conducive to leveraging migration and remittances for investment in land.

Home Safe: Evidence on Community

Funding Agency: VSO Nepal
December 2016 to March 2017
The objective of this study was to explore the nature and effects of violence against returned women migrant workers (WMWs) and their family members as well as to investigate the informal and formal community responses to gender-based violence (GBV) among them. The findings were to inform interventions targeted at enhancing community’s engagement in the prevention of GBV against returned WMWs, at both family and community levels.

Gender in War to Peace Transitions: Political Settlement Gender Laboratory, Nepal

Funding Agency: Conciliation Resources
Duration: 1 July 2016 to 31 January 2017
This activity was a part of a four-year research programme, the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), which explored how internal and external actors could transform political settlements to be more open, inclusive, and non-violent. A total of 24 women and men from political and civil society spheres were brought together in a gender lab to examine how women’s status and roles changed through twenty years of conflict, peace and transition in Nepal; and what have been women and minorities’ experience of peace and transition – what has changed for these groups (positively and negatively), and why?
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Enhancing Social Sustainability of the Energy Sector in South Asia (ADB-World Bank Gender and Energy Assessment in Nepal-Second Phase)

Funding Agency:
Asian Development Bank
16 February 2015 to 31 December 2016
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Migration Opportunities and Challenges

Collaborating Partner: Barbara Grossman-Thompson, California State University, Long Beach
Duration: July to December 2016

Research on Representativeness in Nepal’s Political Parties

Funding Agency: Embassy of Switzerland
1 September 2014 to 31 October 2016
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Socio-Political Costs and Effects of the Remittance Economy

Funding Agency: The Asia Foundation
Duration: March to October 2016

Surviving the 2015 Earthquake and Its Aftermath

Collaborating Partner: University of Edinburgh
Duration: 25 September 2015 to 30 June 2016

Assessing Impact of UNDP Nepal’s Early Recovery Work on Socially Disadvantaged and People with Disabilities

Funding Agency: United Nations Development Programme
Duration: 21 December 2015 to 30 June 2016

Monitoring of Migration of Health Workers from Nepal

Funding Agency: International Labour Organisation
Duration: November 2015 to June 2016
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