Migration Patterns

Migration and Remittances in South Asia

Author : Dharshani Premaratne, Deshal de Mel | 2009
Published By: SAWTEE

In most South Asian countries, remittances represent a significant proportion of their gross domestic product (GDP) as well as foreign exchange earnings. In 2007, remittances amounted to 15.5 percent of Nepal’s GDP, 9.5 percent of Bangladesh’s, 8.1 percent of Sri Lanka’s, 4.2 percent of Pakistan’s and 3.1 percent of India’s. Against this backdrop, this paper explores the trends, nature and role of migration and remittances in South Asian economies.

URL : http://www.sawtee.org/publications/Briefing-Paper-22.pdf

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