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Remittances: Development Impact and Future Prospects

 

 
 

Remittances: Development Impact and Future Prospects ($20.00)

The book explores policy options for enhancing the poverty alleviation impact of remittance money in recipient countries, and addressees concerns about increasing migration and inequality. The book reviews new technologies that allow remittance service providers to reduce direct transaction costs, open new channels, increase convenience, improve transparency, and raise accountability for regulators and policy makers.

Importantly, the author establishes a baseline for further research and collaborative efforts, showing the areas where the international financial institutions, particularly the World Bank, can add value to enhance the positive impact of remittance flows and minimize less welcome effects.

 
         
       
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