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Impact of Migrations on Local Economy and Social Networks - Central Highlands

Impact of Migrations on Local Economy and Social Networks

Case study in Behsud I, II, et de Bamyan Markaz districts


This study is part of the Central Highlands Programme in Afghanistan. This programme, funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), is conducted by GERES, and implemented in consortium with MADERA and Solidarités International. The aim of this programme is to increase living standards and quality of life of mountainous people living in rural areas of the Central Highlands Region of Afghanistan through natural resources management and promotion of rural development.


This study on “Impact of Migrations on Local Economy and Social Networks” is part of the 4th component of CHP programme (produce knowledge and capitalize on the knowledge acquired within this programme in order to initiate a political dialogue with local authorities and development actors) and has largely focused on the 2 Behsud districts.


The main objectives were:

  • Describing the migration mechanisms and patterns in the areas of intervention;
  • Describing socio-economic and financial impacts of migration at community level especially on livelihood, agricultural, livestock activities;
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively modeling/forecasting impacts of migration at territories level (demography, pressure on resources, social network, remittance;
  • Make hypothesis on impacts of project activities on migration and define a pool of indicators to be monitored by the programme.

During this study 107 different people, including 27 focus groups with people in the field (Behsud, Bamyan) have been questionned. The objective was to reach people from various social categories.


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Additional Info

  • Author: Alain De Bures, Mehdi Iken
  • Year: 2017
  • Type: Study
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 38