Objective: To find out the state of foreign employment and its importance in our context.
Income from overseas is one of the most important components of the Gross National Product in the context of Nepal. Many people of Nepal have gone to different countries of the world. They work there with their skills, hard work, and full dedication. Their earnings greatly contribute to the GNP of our country. Nepalese people do not have enough job opportunities in the country. In order to earn their livelihood and surplus income, they find foreign employment the best option and go to different countries of the world. Although it provides opportunities to jobless people and benefits for a short period of time, it does not help the country in the long run because of the brain drain. When skillful people of Nepal go abroad, the available resources of the country can’t be utilized and the country remains backward.
The following table shows the number of people who migrated overseas:
|Other South Asian nations||4,977||0.8||2,691||0.3|
|Other Asian Countries||20,024||3.0||33,785||4.4|
Source: Population Report of Nepal 2064
The following table shows the number of people who got labor visa for foreign employment:
Source: Department of Employment and Labor
Importance of Foreign Employment:
- Job opportunity to over 10 lakh people
- Earning foreign currency
- Good relation with other countries
- A great contribution to GNP
- Learning good techniques and experience
- Advertisement of Nepal
- Improvement in the lifestyle of the people