Workers’ Remittance Flows in Southeast Asia

Date published: November 30, 2005
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This report examines remittance fund flow from a regional perspective to understand its trends, as well as to identify policies that can leverage remittance.The study covers Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines as the remittance recipient countries; and Hong Kong, China; Japan; Malaysia; and Singapore as the source jurisdictions of remittance outflow. Malaysia is peculiar as it is both source and recipient country, receiving large inflows from Japan and Singapore while hosting a large number of Indonesian and Filipino workers.