Abstract or Introduction
This paper is about the effect of international remittances of economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa.
For many developing economies, remittances constitute the single largest source of foreign exchange, exceeding export revenues, foreign direct investment (FDI), and other private capital inflows.
This study aims to examine the effect of international remittances on economic growth in SSA countries using a panel data approach. The System Generalized Method of Moments was used as the main model of analysis. The sample consists of 29 SSA countries for the period 2004-2019.
The study findings show that international remittance has a positive and significant effect on economic growth in SSA. The study recommends that SSA countries should be designing policies and strategies that facilitate less costly and hassle-free flow of remittances into national development. There is a need to have well-established institutional frameworks to train, support, and ensure the welfare of emigrants abroad by the provision of information or services to assist migrant welfare and promote remittances and investment in the home country.
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- Gashaw Atilaw (Author), 2021, The Effect of International Remittances on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1268390