Surveying returning Bangladeshi migrant workers
- Responsible Organisations: International Labour Organization (ILO) (International Organisation); Bangladesh Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE) (Government); Bangladesh Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) (Government); Bangladesh Employers' Federation (BEF) (Employers); Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) (Civil society)
- ILO Regions: Asia and the Pacific
- Country(ies): Bangladesh
- Thematic areas: Evidence-based policy making
- MLFLM: 3.
The survey of returning Bangladeshi migrant workers is a collaborative initiative of the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE), the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), the Bangladesh Employers' Federation (BEF), the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) and the ILO. The survey, implemented in the framework of ILO's SDC-funded project on 'Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh' is designed to improve understanding of the scope and nature of return migration. Such information is critical for the government to be able to make sound policy decisions and effectively manage return migration. The survey also analyses skills and entrepreneurship demand in the domestic economy with a view to effectively re-integrating workers into the labour market. Data collectors and researchers engaged with 1,200 returning migrant workers - including 272 women migrants - at the two international airports of Bangladesh. They also conducted in-depth interviews with 85 returned workers in the districts of Narsingdi, Manikganj, Dhaka, Ghazipur, Tangail, Meherpur, Chuadanga, Kushtia, Chittagong and Bhrammanbaria.