Social protection by and for temporary work migrants and their households in Northwest Bangladesh. Final report (Bangladesh).
This is the final report of the Bangladesh findings of the research project on 'Social Protection by and for Temporary Work Migrants', which focuses on Bengali speaking temporary work migrants and their families from rural areas in Murshidabad in West Bengal and Gaibandha in north-western Bangladesh. The research, involving fieldwork with sending communities of migrants, explored how families left behind respond to the absence of the temporary worker and how migrants in their temporary workplaces and as they travel, cope with the risks and hazards they face. The research examines the forms of social protection provided by the state, non-governmental organisations, kin and community which may provide support to migrants and those left behind in the sending community. In addition, attention is paid to the ways in which state and civil society structures and policies may increase the vulnerability of migrants and their families.