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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Class, race and romance in the Pakistani diaspora
By: Salwa Tareen
Published in Dawn on February 13, 2019

‘Govt to facilitate manpower export’
By:  Irshad Ansari
Published in The Express Tribune on February 4, 2019

Remittance digital bank for Pakistani expats soon
By: Sibte Arif
Published in The News on January 30, 2019

How the Saudi Recession is hurting Pakistani Labour  
By: Haniya Javed
Published in Dawn on January 13, 2019

Hard to manage if remittances fall below $20 bn: SBP governor
By: Mehtab Haider
Published in The News on January 09, 2019

Gulf Labour Markets, Migration and Population (GLMM) Alert - 23 December 2018.
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The New Economic Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment - Working Paper 423
By: Michael Clemens and Lant Pritchett

The Inaugural issue of Migration and Society Journal  
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Home remittances:timely rise
Published in Business Recorder on December 14, 2018

‘Over $15b being remitted through illegal channel’
Published in Express Tribune on December 11, 2018

Remittances jump over 12pc in five months
By: Shahid Iqbal
Published in Dawn on December 11, 2018

Going to America
By: Rafia Zakaria
Published in Dawn on November 14, 2018

Remittances jump 15pc
Published in Dawn on November 10, 2018

PM Imran approves major incentives for facilitating remittances
Published in The News on October 23, 2018

Incentives on anvil for raising foreign remittances
Published in Dawn on October 13, 2018
Europe’s perplexed Pakistanis
Published in Dawn on October 06, 2018