Outward Remittances from the Gulf

  • Ismail H. Genc
  • George Naufal


People’s movement is at the forefront of current policy debates across several main migrant destinations. This includes traditional destinations such as North America and Europe but also emerging ones such as the Gulf region. This chapter summarizes the state of migration and remittance flows in the Gulf region. Specifically, we discuss the time series characteristics of remittance outflows from the GCC countries. Further, this chapter uses new data on remittance transfer costs to shed light on the different mechanisms of remitting focusing on money transfers to South Asian countries. Finally, the chapter discusses current policy debates related to remittance flows with practical suggestions.


Remittances Migration Gulf South Asia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ismail H. Genc
    • 1
  • George Naufal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics, School of Business AdministrationAmerican University of SharjahSharjahUAE
  2. 2.Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI)Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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