Titel des Forschungsprojektes:
The role of international labour migration in building a sustainable future: A case study from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province in North-western Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran
Kurzbeschreibung des geförderten Projekts:
Pakistan has the world's 7th largest diaspora and ranked 7th in 2012 for remittances inflow sent by its emigrants. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province is the main sources of unskilled and semi-skilled migrant workers to the Gulf and the biggest recipient of remittances within Pakistan. Situated in the Hindu-Kush mountain range, these areas face heavy environmental pressure and have been affected by the Taliban insurgency.
Using qualitative methods and covering the Swat and Buner Districts, the project aims at understanding the role of labour migration for a sustainable and gender-equitable development in a strategically important region. Some of the key research questions are: Has international labour migration changed the traditional livelihoods patterns? Have remittances brought socio-economic transformation? How is change perceived and interpreted? To what extent is migration contributing to break entrenched inequalities and favouring social mobility? Is migration bringing any change in gender roles/in the traditional division of labour?
Mr. Talimand Khan (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan)
Small Grant Scheme of the Centre for a Sustainable University (KNU) of the University of Hamburg
Laufzeit:The project runs from June 1st 2013
Das Projekt in Bildern:
Study area 1 Kotlay in Swat District
Interview in Swat District
Women belonging to the Gujar ethnicity in Swat
photos by Talimand Khan