Through a nuanced look at the role of remittances in bringing about development, it takes cognizance of the fact that remittances alone are unlikely to lift people out of poverty; rather, it is their interplay with other economic, social and cultural factors which determines the scale and type of impact that remittances can have on poverty reduction.
The book also examines how migration should be brought into the mainstream of development planning where development must be understood as a dynamic process implying growth, advancement, empowerment and progress, with the goal of enlarging the scope of human choices and creating an environment where citizens can live with dignity and equality.
|India||S Irudaya Rajan|
|Sri Lanka||Nisha Arunatilake, Priyanka Jayawardena and Dushni Weerakoon|
|Bangladesh||Selim Raihan and Syed Al-Helal Uddin|
|Maldives||Deshal De Mel and Suwendrani Jayaratne|
|Afghanistan||Tilani Jayawardhana and Roshini Jayaweera|
|South Asia: Issues on Migration and Development||Piyasiri Wickramasekara|
|Case for a South Asian Commission||Farooq Sobhan|