Developing effective up-to-date programs that benefit migrant workers is one of the primary goals of RMMRU. Below is a list of the programs RMMRU is currently engaged in: 

Funded by: Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Duration: 2021-2023 (3 years)

Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit is working for the well-being of the migrant workers and their family members, particularly the marginalized men and women in safer migration practices through improved quality of services and information. The Strengthened and Informative Migration Systems Project (SIMS) project supports to make informed choices related to migration, ensure access to justice and provide financial literacy to the migrant community.

Geographical Area:

The geographical coverage of the project is in twenty-five unions in five Upazilas of Cumilla district (Adarsha Sadar, Sadar Dakhin, Chandina, Muradnagar, Daudkandi).

Outcome of SIMS Project:

Outcome 1: Men and women migrant workers make an informed decision on migration with a view to choose pathways that maximize economic returns and minimize risks related to migration;

Outcome 2: Public and private sector providers have improved capacity to provide necessary services for safe migration;

Outcome 3: Migrants and their family members are able to reduce exposure to external shocks by using remittances more effectively.

Time Frame: March 2018 to September 2021
Funded By: British Council

RMMRU has started working on the Fairer Labour Migration (FLM) project supported by British Council to establish good governance in the migration sector in Bangladesh. Under the project, RMMRU will take a series of initiatives at the grassroots level to ensure application of the Migration Act 2013, conduct researches and will take different activities to make a strong grievance management system at field level.

The Major Objectives of the Project:

1. Establishing fair recruitment system in the field of labour migration from Bangladesh.
2. Ensuring the protection of the migrants and their family members.
3. Assisting the local government institutions in Bangladesh in order to enhance their skills and helping them to establishing the overall rule of law.

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