Project Details
Remittances and Poverty in Central Asia and South Caucasus
Country:Regional
Sector:Multisector
Summary:During the country program discussions in 2005, governments of several Central Asian and South Caucasian countries raised the issue of the lack of information on remittances and their impact on poverty, despite indications that remittance inflows are large and increasing.

In response, the Asian Development Bank proposed a "Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) on Remittances and Poverty in Central Asia and South Caucasus" to finance a regional study.

Expected Outcome:The expected outcome is improved knowledge of remittance flows and understanding of its effect on poverty in each of the Central Asian and South Caucasian countries covered by the TA, and in the region as a whole.
Expected Outputs:To achieve this outcome, the TA should produce the following outputs: a regional report on the financial sector and remittances in Central Asia and South Caucasus, and a regional report on remittances and poverty in Central Asia and South Caucasus.
Date Approved:2007
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2008
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $1,300,000
Links/Documents:TA Completion Report