Thursday, 3 February 2011

PAKISTAN: IOM Launches Study on Impact of Remittances on Pakistan's Development

Pakistan - IOM today launched a study investigating the impact of remittance flows from Pakistani migrant workers in Saudi Arabia on their families back home.

The study, commissioned at the request of the government, was funded by IOM's 1035 Facility for member states and targets an area that suffers from a dearth of empirical data.

"The research will help key stakeholders in the government to draft new legislation enhancing the development impact of these remittances on local, regional and national levels in Pakistan. It may also help to improve remittance services for Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia," says IOM Regional Representative for West and Central Asia Hassan Abdel Moneim Mostafa. Read more

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