A study in Bangladesh on intra-household remittance practices finds that remittances not only enhance people's life circumstances by smoothing consumption, but also enable them to invest in education for economic and social mobility. While education has a special meaning in rural society in Bangladesh in increasing social status, the way remittances are invested in education is inadequate to produce skilled labour for home and abroad. This policy brief suggests research, awareness and framing of policies so that remittances can contribute to the realisation of the full development potential of migration through human resource development.
Anon. Impact of Remittances on Education and Human Resource Development: Evidence from Bangladesh. Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016) 6 pp. [RMMRU Policy Brief 15]