Can remittances support development in Nepal?

Error message

You are accessing PEP using an unencrypted connection. For your security, PEP only supports account logins using a secure protocol such as HTTPS. You can switch to HTTPS by trying to view this page again after changing the URL in your browser's location bar to begin with "https" instead of "http". Please contact site admin for help if this error continues.

Nepal has one of the largest remittances-to-GDP ratios (24% in 2018) and a third of households has at least one member abroad. Dependence on remittances can significantly slow the pace of structural transformation and leave the economy vulnerable to external shocks. In 2018, the Government of Nepal proposed measures to encourage self-employment and the productive use of remittances. A team of local PEP researchers found that higher remittance amounts are linked to left-behind women working fewer hours and lower revenues for household enterprises.
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

Research team: 
Country: 
Nepal
Project code: 
20166

Partners

  •  
  •  

Funded by

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •