International Migration and Remittances for Economic Development in Bangladesh: An Overview

  • Akira Murata


Bangladesh has a long history of international migration. In 2015, there were almost 8.6 million Bangladeshi migrants working throughout the world. Remittances from these migrants have significantly contributed to the country’s economy as well as to its overall development. This chapter looks at the trends, features, and factors affecting international migration and provides an overview of the role that remittance plays in Bangladesh’s overall economic development. Finally, the chapter discusses some policy options aimed at facilitating international migration and enhancing the effects of remittances on welfare.


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  • Akira Murata
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  1. 1.Chiba Keizai UniversityChibaJapan

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