Reintegration Assistance to Returnee Migrants (RAM) in Province One

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Summary

Nepal’s Province 1 accounted for 24.4 per cent of the total final labour permits issued to migrant workers in 2019, making it the highest emigration Province of migrant workers. As part of the IOM-UNDP Global Programme on Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development, this project focus on employment and self-employment creation at the local level, thus meeting the need for sustainable economic reintegration, life skills, livelihoods and self-employment support to migrants and their families. It builds on and up-scales the Rural Enterprise Remittances Programme (RERP/SAMRIDDHI) programme, which works to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable peace through employment-focused, equitable and inclusive economic development.

Key objective

The project aims to ensure that returnee migrants, non-migrant community members including migrants’ family members benefit from the implementation of concrete initiatives in terms of improved capacity and opportunity to cope with economic and livelihoods challenges.

Main activities

  • Develop a guideline and criteria for the selection of project beneficiaries (210 total).
  • Based on developed guidelines and criteria identify potential beneficiaries and create a database of the eligible returnee migrants and families to be supported by the project.
  • Map ongoing training and financial schemes at the select local level to widen the set of services beneficiaries can be referred to.
  • Support establishing new or expanding existing migrant groups and cooperatives at the local communities and whose members will benefit from the project.
  • Provide support to 210 individuals in these groups and cooperatives in the form of seed funds, and non-cash support. 
  • Provide tailored additional and complementary services to the Rural Enterprise Remittance Programme.
  • Engage with the private sector in the form of technical assistance to link the beneficiaries/ cooperatives with labour market opportunities.
  • Conduct an impact evaluation of the support to the returnee migrants and families.

Beneficiaries

At least 210 returnees and their families  

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