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Myths, Rhetoric and Realities

Migrants' Remittances and Development

  • Author: IOM
  • Publication date: June 2006
  • Page count: 120
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 06.III.S.2

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The close relationship between economic development and migration has been recognized for some time. In recent years, however, there has been a shift in thinking about the relationship between migration and development. Traditionally, migration was seen as a problem with negative implications for development. Today, there is a growing recognition that migration and migrants can enhance a country's development. One of the factors which contributed to this change in thinking is the growing recognition of the importance of remittances. The current study is one of a series of research reports that IOM has published on this important theme in recent years.