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Single-year expert meeting on maximizing the development impact of remittances
The purpose of the expert meeting is to explore ways and means to maximize the development impact of remittances by: (i) Reviewing the recent trends in migration and remittance flows. (ii) Analysing the impact of remittances on poverty reduction and development in home countries. (iii) Identifying policies and measures that can channel saved remittances and other diaspora funds to better serve the developmental needs of home countries. (iv) Addressing barriers to remittance flows, including barriers to migration which impede the expansion of future remittance flows.
Notes/Key results
Trade Information
Project Number UNCTAD11-3
Trade Category Trade and Investment
Dates 14/02/2011 - 15/02/2011
Reporting Agency United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Implementing Agencies / Countries United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Switzerland
Invited Countries
Developing countries
E-mail contact / Web Address
david.vivas.eugui@unctad.org or liping.zhang@unctad.org


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