Month: February 2020


Zero-sum game in zero-cost migration

Migrants get mixed messages in Nepal’s promise of zero-cost recruitment Nepal’s overseas migrant workers bear high recruitment costs. A 2016 survey by the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) shows that average recruitment costs to the Gulf ranged from $1,083 to $1,172, while workers going to Malaysia had to pay $1,388. Compare this to their average monthly salary […]