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Conference paper

Migration as a livelihood strategy of the poor:the Bangladesh case




This paper examines the experiences of the
government, private sector, and civil society in
managing international emigration from
Bangladesh. The paper outlines complex
processes of labour migration. It identifies
where policy interventions may act to make
international migration an important livelihood
strategy for poor people while ensuring that
migrant workers receive maximum protection
both at home and abroad. It describes the
extent, nature and types of both short and
long term international migration.

Conference name

Regional Conference on Migration, Development and Pro-Poor Policy Choices in Asia

Conference location

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Number of pages



Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh, and the Department for International Development (DFID), UK

File Attachments



livelihood, remittances

Content types

Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses