The Survey on Drivers of Migration (SDM), which was published in July 2020, aims to better understand the drivers of migration in Bangladesh among regular and irregular potential migrants along different thematic areas and themes. The survey was conducted with 11,415 potential migrants that were interviewed in 64 districts.
Following the country-level assessment, data was analyzed at district level in order to gauge potential geographical differences and provide greater nuance and detail to the focus themes i.e. demographics and socioeconomic profiles, migration costs etc.
This report will take a closer look at Chuadanga district, located in the Khulna Division, western Bangladesh. Chuadanga district is bordered by Kushtia and Meherpur districts in the north, by Jhenaidah district in the east and south and by the Indian state of West Bengal in the west. Chuadanga district has a population of 1,129,015. Industrial growth plays a vital role in the district’s development.