Impact of Migration on Poverty and Local Development (IMPD)


Impact of Migration on Poverty and Local Development is a flagship research of RMMRU. For the first time in Bangladesh a panel survey on migration has been completed. As a result, Bangladesh now has a set of panel data on migration. It revisited the same households in three rounds over a ten year period at three year intervals. The third round is titled as IMPD Wave-3. Wave I of the survey was held in 2014, the Wave II was held in 2017 and the Wave III in 2020. The study covered a total of 6,143 international, internal and non-migrant households in 20 districts of the country. Three of those are pockets of female migration. The 20 districts are Chapainawabganj, Sunamganj, Satkhira, Brahmonbaria, Tangail, Mymenshing, Rangpur, Munshiganj, Kushtia, Faridpur, Shariatpur, Dhaka, Gazipur, Lakshmipur, Narayanganj, Cumilla, Chittagong, Khagrachori, Barishal and Manikganj. Wave II Survey demonstrated that on an average only 10% of the migrant population were living below poverty line. This was 3% less than that from the Wave I survey. IMPD Wave-II project is supported by the Swiss Development Agency for Cooperation (SDC). Both the first round and second rounds of survey weresalso supported by SDC.

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