Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Remittance Inflows to Nepal: Economic Impact and Policy Options

Contents:

Author Info

  • Bhubanesh Pant Ph. D.

    ()
    (Nepal Rastra Bank)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Remittances are generally thought to contribute to savings and investments thus leading to economic growth. In 2004, officially recorded remittances flows to developing countries were greater than US$ 125 billion. The rise in remittances, that are less affected by economic cycles in the recipient country, are taking place at a time of declining official development assistance which adds more significance to the remittance debate and research. The various uses of the remitted funds vary in their potential to reduce poverty and create economic security for the household and community. In Nepal’s case, in more recent years, remittances have been playing a pivotal role in the country’s economic development by relaxing the foreign exchange constraints and strengthening the balance of payments, among others. Although a gamut of policy measures have been taken by the concerned authorities for encouraging remittances through the banking channel, more needs to be done.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.nrb.org.np/ecorev/pdffiles/vol18_art2.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Nepal Rastra Bank, Research Department in its journal NRB Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2006)
    Issue (Month): (April)
    Pages: 20-36

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:nrb:journl:v:18:y:2006:p:36

    Contact details of provider:
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.nrb.org.np/ecorev/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. repec:idb:brikps:publication-detail,7101.html?id=6694 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Poirine, Bernard, 1997. "A theory of remittances as an implicit family loan arrangement," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 589-611, January.
    3. Yves Bourdet & Hans Falck, 2006. "Emigrants' remittances and Dutch Disease in Cape Verde," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(3), pages 267-284.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Prof. Bijaya Shrestha, 2008. "Contribution of Foreign Employment and Remittances to Nepalese Economy," NRB Economic Review, Nepal Rastra Bank, Research Department, vol. 20, pages 1-15, April.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:nrb:journl:v:18:y:2006:p:36. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr. Bishnu Prasad Gautam).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.