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International migration and remittances in Nepal Revisiting some "facts", and role of economic diplomacy


  • Paras Kharel

    (South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment)


This paper presents cases where numbers and facts used in the discourse on international outmigration and remittances in Nepal mislead, identifies data gaps, and highlights avenues through which the nation’s foreign affairs apparatus can contribute to maximizing the net benefits of international outmigration and remittances.

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  • Paras Kharel, 2019. "International migration and remittances in Nepal Revisiting some "facts", and role of economic diplomacy," Working Papers wp/19/01, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:saw:wpaper:wp/19/01

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    1. Paras Kharel Author-Name: Kshitiz Dahal Author-Name: Jorge Davalos, 2020. "Remittances and Non-Farm Self-Employment among the Left-Behind: Evidence from Nepal," Working Papers PMMA 2020-06, PEP-PMMA.
    2. Shrestha,Maheshwor, 2017. "Push and pull : a study of international migration from Nepal," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7965, The World Bank.
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    International migration; remittances; data gaps; employment; foreign policy; savings;
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    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance

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