Monday, 13 August 2007

SEMINAR: Legal, rapid and reasonably priced? A survey of remittance services in Norway

Launch of Report by Jørgen Carling, Marta Bivand Erdal, Cindy Horst and Hilde Wallacher PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo, Friday 24 August 2007, 13:00-14:00
Selected findings will be presented by the authors. The report will be delivered to Minister of International Development Erik Solheim, who will comment on it in relation to Norwegian policy. After the end of the official programme at 14:00, there will be an opportunity to stay on for informal conversations or questions.

Please register for the seminar by emailing your name and affiliation/organization to within 21 August 2007.
More about the report:What opportunities do immigrants in Norway have for sending money to their countries of origin? The report examines the services on offer in the Norwegian market. Focusing on transfers to twelve specific countries, the report compares the availability of services, their price and quality. The countries covered are Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Iraq, Kenya, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Somalia and Vietnam. The services examined include regular bank transfers, money transfer services, web-based transfers and so-called hawala services. [Read more]

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