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Remittance Flows to Post-Conflict States: Perspectives on Human Security and Development

Oct 01, 2013 | Pardee Center Task Force | The Frederick S. Pardee Center, Boston Uni.
This study emphasizes the vital importance of remittances for sustaining local livelihoods as well as rehabilitating institutional infrastructures and improving financial inclusion in post-conflict environments. Highlighting the increasing complexity of global remittance systems, the report examines the growing informality of conflict-induced remittance flows and explores solutions for more efficient linkages between financial institutions of different scales and degrees of formality. It discusses challenges to regulating international remittance transfers in the context of growing concerns about transparency.