Bangladesh – District Snapshot - Cumilla - Survey on Drivers of Migration (REMAP 2020)




DTM REMAP Support Team,
Period Covered
Nov 01 2019
Dec 31 2019
  • Survey
  • Flow Monitoring Survey
  • Return Intention

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 Cumilla district, located in the Chattogram Division, southeastern Bangladesh. Cumilla is bordered by Brahmanbaria district in the north, by Noakhali and Feni districts in the south, by the Indian state of Tripura in the east and by Munshiganj and Chandpur districts in the west. With a population of 5,387,288, Cumilla has a primarily agricultural-based economy.