Engaging the Diaspora and Migrant Workers for Home Country Development: Diaspora Finance and Remittances

19 January 2017
Author / Speaker: 
Piyasiri Wickramasekara, University of Sydney
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Various factors need to be seriously considered when desiging policies on migration and remittances. To ensure their effectiveness, governments must recognize the diversity of the diaspora and consider the situation of remitters and their rights and protection in both their origin and destination countries. They should also keep in mind that remittances are actually private funds and not a source of development finance. 

Social Development and Protection
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Learning Event