Socio-Economic Reintegration of Returnee Migrant Workers of Bangladesh

This is a 2 year project, supported by the Royal Danish Embassy in Dhaka. This project will provide services to all returnees in 6 migration prone districts ( Narsingdi, Munshigonj, Sariatpur, Tangail, Comilla, and Noakhali) .

The overall project objective is:

To contribute to socio-economic sustainability of returnee migrants of Bangladesh through socio-economic reintegration supported with rights and dignity by 2020.

Objective 1: Ensuring community support for social reintegration of returnee migrants

Objective 2: Contributing and promoting institutional support for socio-economic reintegration of returnee migrants

Objective 3: Ensuring a smooth reintegration of returnees through skill development and referral linkage for job placement

Major Outputs and Activities

  • Awareness on Reintegration
  • Interactive Popular Theatre (IPT)
  • Community meeting with migrant’s family members for social reintegration
  • Information dissemination
  • Courtyard meeting


  • Returnee profiling
  • Online Database development of the returnee migrants to track reintegration support
  • Recognition of Prior Learning of the returnee migrants chosen from database for skill placement in large scale infrastructure projects
  • Project Financing
  • Basic Entrepreneurship training
  • Appropriate Product and service development training
  • Marketing and sales management training
  • Financial management of Enterprises:
  • Technical Skills Training for Trade based Enterprise development
  • Technical skills for job placement in local level Mega projects

Advocacy & Partnerships

  • Advocacy and Capacity building of GOB, private and civil society service providers (DEMO, Probashi Kolyan Bank and other banks on Returnee reintegration
  • MOU with large scale infrastructure projects for returnee job placement in Bangladesh