Policy Brief: Migration Governance in Nepal

The pages enclosed in this document summarize GMC Nepal’s key findings relevant to Migration sectoral governance and their corresponding policy recommendations, thus also establishing the frontier for future research in the space.

Key Takeaways

  • GMC Nepal’s effort of monitoring migration governance throughout 2021 has resulted in the identification of key policy gaps and implementation issues. These findings, along with corresponding policy recommendations are outlined below.
  • Above all else, the largest concern within migration governance is the inefficient and ineffective implementation, application, and monitoring of currently governing laws and policies. Disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have further highlighted the need for effective migration policy enforcement.
  • The ongoing pandemic has exposed the lack of an effective crisis-management and emergency preparedness mechanism within migration governance in Nepal. There is an urgent need to rethink matters such as evacuation, food security, emergency task delegation, etc.
  • Other pressing concerns include effective communication across stakeholders, climate change resilience, and policy localization.

In addition to the report:

Strategic Recommendations on Migration Governance