Strengthen and Harmonize Research and Action on Migration in the Indian Context (SHRAMIC)

In light of the ongoing debate on implications of change in the workforce participation rate over the period 2004-05 and 2009-10, the low share of manufacturing in gross domestic product, no sizable shift in workers moving out of agriculture , the phenomenon of jobless growth and its implications for migration, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) along with its research collaborators Centre for Policy Research (CPR), National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), and members of Migration Coalition initiatived a project  to Strengthen and Harmonize Research and Action on Migration in the Indian Context (SHRAMIC).

The goal of the project is to improve understanding of livelihood strategies of migrants, migrant workers and their families, suggest evidence based policy prescriptions for protection of the rights of migrants and create a conducive environment for migrants and recognize the contribution of migrants while formulating poverty reduction and employment strategies.