Remittances in the Great Lakes Region

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This study aims to provide insight into the advantages and disadvantages of existing transfer methods, governmental and non-state initiatives regarding remittances, and the obstacles and opportunities for harnessing the development impact of these financial flows. The introductory chapter presents a conceptual framework on remittances. The second, third and fourth chapters provide an analysis of the remittance dynamics of the DRC, Burundi and Rwanda.



The Republic of Rwanda

Information for this chapter was collected during a two-week field mission in Rwanda (3-17 December 2005) in collaboration with the MIDA coordinator of Rwanda, Florence Muhawe. In total, 26 interviews were conducted with representatives of (inter)governmental institutions, financial institutions, NGOs and other civil society actors. Also, members of the Rwandan diaspora and other relevant actors were interviewed in Belgium in September and October 2005.


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