This study recognises the high growing significance of overseas migrant remittances as contributors to GDP and household livelihoods in many countries. it responds to current policy interest in remittances as a development resource, as well as security concerns related to informal funds transfers. This groundbreaking study will work with microfinance providers in six Asia-Pacific countries (Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Phillipines, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga) to investigate the impacts of remittance-linked financial services on household well-being and economic development. The study will identify how existing and new services can best promote development and poverty reduction in migrant-sending areas.
|Effective start/end date||13/01/06 → 15/08/08|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD49,785.00
- Australian Aid (Australian Agency for International Development): AUD20,000.00
- Foundation for Development Cooperation: AUD10,000.00
- ANZ BANK Fiji: AUD4,800.00