Bangladesh – Survey on Drivers of Migration (REMAP 2019)

10 Jul 2020 Bangladesh English Download

One key finding of the report is that Bangladeshi regular and irregular potential migrants share many characteristics. Regular and irregular potential migrant respondents were the same ages and had similar levels of education and employment prior to the decision to migrate. Furthermore, 71 per cent of regular potential migrants also paid migration facilitators for assistance with their migration, and they paid similar amounts as irregular potential migrants did. Another insight is that potential migrants were driven to migrate by the possibility of improved work opportunities and support from a strong social network. Many respondents were planning to move to a destination where they already had family or friends. Many potential migrants were moving elsewhere in the Global South, rather than to a country in the Global North.

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DTM REMAP Support Team, dtmremap@iom.int