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. 

CIMRAD NEWS

Report on " Impact of Out and Return Migration on Domestic  Employment and Labour Markets to the Middle-East in Pakistan": A Report for the Pakistan Planning Commission 1987" (Summary of the pioneering study conducted over 1985-86 on overseas migration to the Middle-East from Pakistan by ILO/ARTEP which included a field survey of return migrants and airport survey of migrants returning temporarily or permanently from abroad). Read More

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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How foreign wealth drives Pakistani politics
By: IRFAN GHAURI AND TAHIR MALIK
Published in Express Tribune on July 19, 2018

Remittances amount to $19.62b in FY18, but target missed
Published in Express Tribune on July 11, 2018

New Book: Migration to the Gulf:
Policies in Sending and Receiving Countries,

(ed.) Philippe Fargues and Nasra Shah, Read More

A ghost army of the not-very-employed haunts Gulf rulers
Published in Dawn on June 24, 2018

Around 188,000 Pakistani nationals living in UK
Published in Pakistan Today on May 24, 2018

Expats send home $16.257 billion in July-April FY18
Published in The News on May 11, 2018

The immigrant’s son who grew up to become UK home secretary
By: Arif Anis Malik
Published in Express Tribune on May 02,2018

NON-FICTION: CAPITALISING ON MIGRATION
Book:  Building Nations with Non-Nationals: The Exclusionary Immigration Regimes of the Gulf Monarchies with a Case Study of Pakistani Return Migrants from and Prospective Migrants to the United Arab Emirates
Reviewed by: Shahid Javed Burki
Published in Dawn, Books & Authors on April 30, 2018

Migrant Smuggling
Published in the Dawn news on April 24, 2018

Human Smuggling: a thriving racket
By: Waseem Ashraf Butt and Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Published in Dawn News on April 24, 2018

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 on March 30,2018

Money laundering, forex firms and remittances
By: Mohiuddin Aazim
Published in Dawn on March 19,2018

30 Pakistanis adopting dual nationality daily since 2014
Published in The News on 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 on March 01, 2018

Remittances rise 3.55pc to $11.383bln in July-January
Published in the News on February 13,2018