The SHRAMIC Initiative is a multi-stakeholder project, headed by IGIDR, which brings together academia and NGOs to study migration related issues. The goal of the initiative is to improve our understanding of the extent and nature of migration in India as well as to suggest evidence based policy prescriptions for protection of the rights of migrants.
The project will use existing nationally representative surveys like the NSS and the Census, its own large surveys and other literature and studies in order to: i) arrive at a more spatially refined measures of migration; ii) to identify household characteristics of migrants to infer the nature of constraints and support for migration; iii) to identify the livelihood choices of migrants; iv) to measure the effect of migration on the livelihoods of migrants and migrant households, both at the source and at the destination.
The SHRAMIC initiative distinguishes itself through the close interaction between academia and NGOs, building upon the knowledge of both sets of partners in order to address common issues of interest. Other partners of the SHRAMIC initiative are the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), IRIS Knowledge Foundation (IRIS-KF), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), NGO partners supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trusts and Allied Trusts, and many independent researchers concerned with the issue of migration.