The Survey on Drivers of Migration (SDM), which was published in July 2020, aims to better understand the drivers of migration in Bangladesh among regular and irregular potential migrants along different thematic areas and themes. The survey was conducted with 11,415 potential migrants that were interviewed in 64 districts.
Following the country-level assessment, data was analyzed at district level in order to gauge potential geographical differences and provide greater nuance and detail to the focus themes i.e. demographics and socioeconomic profiles, migration costs etc.
This report will take a closer look at Narsingdi district, located in the Dhaka division, central Bangladesh. Narsingdi district is bordered by Kishoreganj district in the north, by Kishoreganj and Brahmanbaria districts in the east, by Brahmanbaria and Naranyanganj districts in the south and by Gazipur district in the west. With a population of 2,224,944, Narsingdi district’s economy is both agriculture and non-agriculture based. Wholesale and retail trade are important activities in the district.