The Urbanisation Construction Migration Nexus in 5 Cities in South Asia

Fernandez Arrigoitia, Melissa and Kumar, Sunil (2016) The Urbanisation Construction Migration Nexus in 5 Cities in South Asia. Department for international development (DFID), London.

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Abstract

This report is the outcome of a research project on the urbanisation-construction-migration nexus in five cities in South Asia (UCMn SA): Kabul (Afghanistan), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Chennai (India), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Lahore (Pakistan). The UCMn SA makes a contribution to the urbanisation and migration literature by linking the emergent power of urban consumption and investment (referred to here as ‘new forces’ as a proxy for urbanisation), with the demand for rural migrant ‘contract’ construction labour (referred to here as a ‘resurgent’ form of internal rural to urban migration, expressed by the term ‘transient’ migrants); facilitated by two types of large-scale urban construction projects – ‘civil’ (residential, commercial, industrial and institutional) – and ‘infrastructure’. https://www.gov.uk/dfid-research-outputs/the-urbanisation-construction-migration-nexus-in-5-cities-in-south-asia The overarching research question is: How do investments in large-scale urban construction and the demand for labour generated, give rise to varied forms of migration?

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