Remittance multiplier effect: do migrant remittances impact the mass of non-migrant households in Nigeria?

Egbe Etowa
Savings and Development Vol. 40(2016), No. 1, pp. 29-49

Remittances to Nigeria, like to the rest of the developing world, show rapid growth in the last two decades. This work estimated the effects of these emergent migrant transfers on the Nigerian non-migrant households who do not receive the funds. [...]

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Microfinance institutions on the remittances market: do money transfer activities generate deposits?

Ritha Sukadi Mata
Savings and Development Vol. 35(2011), No. 1, pp. 75-95

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are expected to succeed in transforming migrants’ remittances into deposits. Based on an original database including 114 MFIs from Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and East Asia and the Pacific, [...]

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Remittances and financial sector development. Lessons from the Salvadoran case

Christian Ambrosius
Savings and Development Vol. 35(2011), No. 1, pp. 1-27

The paper takes a closer look at the benefits and limitations of “banking” remittances in the case of El Salvador, where state-owned banks followed an active policy of reaching out to the diaspora. The first part analyzes the role of different [...]

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