This paper was prepared for and presented at the Regional Conference on Migration, Development and Pro-Poor Policy Choices in Asia. It examines the experiences of the government, private sector, and civil society in managing international emigration from Bangladesh. The paper outlines complex processes of labour migration. It identifies where policy interventions may act to make international migration an important livelihood strategy for poor people while ensuring that migrant workers receive maximum protection both at home and abroad. It describes the extent, nature and types of both short and long term international migration.
Country Background Paper, WP-C1, Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 23 pp.