Remittance flows contribute significantly to the Bangladesh economy, both at the household level and at the level of macro-economic management. Contrary to general expectations, during the pandemic year of 2020 remittance earnings posted a remarkable rise of about 18 per cent. In view of this, questions have been raised as regards the underlying reasons driving such high growth. A virtual dialogue was organised by the Citizen’s Platform on January 17, 2021 to discuss this as also other issues which concerned the interests of the migrant workers. The dialogue was attended by migrant workers in host countries, returnee migrants, experts, diplomats, organisations working with migrant workers and representatives of relevant stakeholders groups.

Publication Period: February 2021

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