Amid the Pandemic and Beyond: Status of Informal Workers in Nepal

This study report is based on initial analyses of secondary data and is further guided by the outcomes from the Centre for Social Change (CSC) organized policy dialogue discussion titled- “Impact of COVID-19 on the Status of Informal Sector Workers of Nepal”. Outcomes yielded from the dialogue program include valuable insight of the current context of conditions and challenges of informal workers provided by government and trade union representatives, experts, and other relevant stakeholders. More about the report here:

Mainstreaming Migration into Education and Rural Development in Nepal

This assessment, published by International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the extent of migration mainstreaming into the education and rural development sectors in Nepal was undertaken in the framework of the IOM Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development (MMICD) Project, funded by the European Union. The assessment comprises an analysis of: (i) Nepal’s migration, education, and rural development dynamics and governance arrangements; and (ii) the extent to which migration and displacement are integrated into education and rural development policies and programmes. Read the full report here: PUB2020-048-EL-AR Nepal 21Apr21 v10.pdf (

Global Trafficking in Persons 2020 Report

A recent global report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) published by the United Nations Office on Crime and Drugs (UNODC) highlights Nepal’s efforts in countering trafficking in persons – particularly legislative provisions and actions taken. Read the report here: Trafficking in Persons (

Trafficking in Persons in Nepal: National Report 2018

This study is a continuation of previous National Reports published by Nepal Human Rights Commission. This report mainly focuses on the situation of trafficking in persons in Nepal with special reference to both cross-borders trafficking and internal trafficking. It examines the nexuses between migration for foreign employment and trafficking; monitors the counter-trafficking initiatives and law enforcement status and judicial responses to trafficking. It further goes on assessing the implementation status of the NHRC recommendations related to prevention and combating trafficking in persons.

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Health Vulnerabilities of Migrants from Nepal: Baseline Assessment

This study aimed to understand the health vulnerabilities of departing and returnee migrants
in Nepal in order to inform policy and programme development regarding the health of migrants
in South Asia. It was conducted as part of the IOM project, ‘Strengthening Government’s Capacity of
Selected South Asian Countries to address the Health of Migrants through a Multi-sectoral Approach’
that was implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan from 2013 to 2015.

Access the full report here: 1499750721-Health Vulnerabilities of Migrants-Nepal Report.pdf (

Access to family planning services by migrant couples in Nepal – barriers and evidence gaps

As part of this support DFID and USAID commissioned in 2014 a series of studies to better understand the factors affecting access and use of family planning services among specific population groups in Nepal. This study focuses on migrant couples (intended as couples where one spouse has migrated for
foreign employment) within Nepal.

Read the full report here: Microsoft Word – Lit Review FP Migrants Nepal June 2016 final (