Asia Forum on Remittances and Development

Asia Forum on Remittances and Development was held during 11 – 12 January 2011, at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo. It was organized by the Project Consultancy Unit of SEEDS (Gte) Ltd in collaboration with Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) under the theme of “Implications of Migration, Remittances and Remittance Based Livelihood in Developing Economies”.

The forum attempted to create a dialogue on prospects of remittances with the help of international experts in the field of remittance and also ensure that remittances are invested in development purposes and to retain them in the local economy. Priyanka Jayawardena, Research Officer, presented a paper on “Impact of Remittance on the Household Welfare of the Emigrants in Sri Lanka” at this forum.