The Centre for International Migration, Remittances and Diaspora

The Centre on International Migration, Remittances and Diaspora (CIMRAD) was established in 2014 by the Lahore School of Economics and is the first institute of its kind in Pakistan. The Centre specializes in the study and analysis of international migration and its social and economic consequences –with a focus on the diaspora and the flow of remittances. Get a brochure on the Centre. 

Dr. Marta Erdal (Research Professor) and Dr. Kaja (Senior Researcher), Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) visit CIMRAD
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Book Launch: The Pakistani Diaspora: Corridors of Opportunity and Uncertainty (ed.) Rashid Amjad Read More

CIMRAD held its First International Conference on the Pakistani Diaspora: Strengthening Linkages Between Host and Home Countries on 16-17 February, 2016
Report on International Conference on the Pakistani Diaspora:
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CIMRAD was Inaugurated on Dec. 2, 2014

Speakers included Dr. Naved Hamid, Director, Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB), Mr. Jose Lopez-Calix, Senior Economist at the World Bank, and Mr. Enrico Ponziani, Chief of Mission International Organization for Migration (IOM). The Chief Guest was Dr. Ishrat Hussain, former Governor of the State Bank and currently Dean, IBA Karachi.  Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector Lahore School of Economics, was there to declare the Centre open.   

At the Inauguration for the Centre on International Migration, Remittances and Diaspora (CIMRAD), Dr. Rashid Amjad introduces the Centre and reveals the inspiration behind its establishment.

Dr. Naved Hamid, Director, Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) and Regional Director at the International Growth Center reflected on how remittances affect every aspect of the economy.


Mr. Jose Lopez-Calix, Senior Economist at the World Bank discusses how an interesting area of remittances study is whether they are truly able to help remove a family from poverty.


 

Mr. Enrico Ponziani, Chief of Mission International Organization for Migration (IOM), discussed many issues regarding immigrant rights and the changing dynamic among immigrant generations.
 


 

Dr. Ishrat Hussain, former Governor of the State Bank and current Dean of IBA Karachi, discusses the role the Pakistani diasopra plays in the economy and discusses the idea of "brain circulation." 
 

Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector Lahore School of Economics, declared the Centre open while hoping that its work will highlight the problems, desires, and prejudices faced by the Pakistani diaspora.
 

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 Non-Fiction: DETAILING THE DIASPORA
Book: Pakistani Diaspora Corridors of Opportunity and uncertainty (ed).Rashid Amjad
Reviewed by: Research fellow at Migration studies at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, on April 1st, 2018.

Manpower export to Gulf states from Pakistan touches lowest ebb
Published in The News, March 30,2018

Money laundering, forex firms and remittances
By: Mohiuddin Aazim

30 Pakistanis adopting dual nationality daily since 2014
Published in The News, March 17, 2018

Invited Lecture
“Pakistani Diaspora in Norway”, talk by Dr. Marta Bivand Erdal & Dr. Kaja Borchgrevink, March 05, 2018

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Overseas Pakistanis invest over $8bln annually in local realty sector: minister
Published in The News

Remittances rise 3.55pc to $11.383bln in July-January
Published in the News
Migrant's tragedy
Published in Dawn
Remittances increase 9.32pc to $1.723bln in December
By: Erum Zaidi
FOREVER STRANGERS 
By: Mansoor Malik

Saudi economic overhaul: what’s in it for Pakistan?
By: Osama Rizvi

The International Migration Report 2017 (Highlights) United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
18 December 2017
Number of migrants from Pakistan increasing 

By Amin Ahmed 
Deadly migrations
By Dr. Murad Ali
Gulf crisis casts a pall  on remittances 
By Mohiuddin Aazim 

Assalaam Alaikum Britain,
Book: Al Britannia, My Country: Travels in Muslim Britain by James Fergusson 

Reviewed by Hassan Beg
 Dawn Books and Authors on November 12, 2017.