This study recognises the high and growing significance of overseas migrant remittances as contributors to GDP and household livelihoods in many countries.
ARC Linkage Grant
Responding 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, Philippines, 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.
Key RMIT researchers: Judith Shawand, Robyn Eversole