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 Democratic Republic of Congo

The information in this chapter is based on interviews conducted in collaboration with the MIDA coordinator Sefu Kawaya during a two-week visit to Kinshasa (3-17 November 2005).


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