South Asia Migration Report 2020 documents key themes of exploitation and entrepreneurship of migrants from the region.

This volume:

• Includes dedicated fieldwork from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal;

• Analyses the impact of South-Asia-migrant-established businesses;

• Examines legal and legislative recourse against exploitation in destination countries;

• Factors in how migration as a phenomenon negotiates with gender, environment and even healthcare.

This book will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of economics, development studies, migration and diaspora studies, gender studies, labour studies and sociology. It will also be useful to policymakers, think tanks and government institutions working in the area.

chapter |23 pages


Migration statistics in South Asia – the need for a fresh approach

chapter 2|27 pages

Productive vs. consumptive uses of remittances by households

Evidence from Chitwan Valley of Nepal

chapter 3|26 pages

The unequal landscape of remittances

The case of rural Bangladesh

chapter 4|29 pages

Migration legislation and regulations in South Asia

An unfinished agenda?

chapter 5|20 pages

Toward mapping employers and clients

The rise of recruitment fee advocacy and the need for market data in the Gulf construction sector

chapter 6|27 pages

Migrant businesses in Saudi Arabia

Towards an economic sociology of Gulf migration

chapter 7|20 pages

From environmental disaster to migratory disaster

The Omani network of Bangladeshi fishermen

chapter 8|23 pages

Diaspora volunteering

A tool for development or a channel for diasporic (re)engagement with countries of origin - a case study from Nepal

chapter 9|31 pages

Restructuring of Nepal’s economy, agrarian change, and livelihood outcomes

The role of migration and remittances