• AKM Ahsan Ullah University of Brunei Darussalam
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci Regent's University London




remittances, Banglades, Fiji, India, Pacific nations


Remittance flows in many developing countries have proved to be a lifeline to millions of households as well as the economies of many developing countries. Remittances have contributed a significant portion of GDPs in many countries. For example, remittances contribute about 50 per cent to Tajikistan’s GDP. As the volume of international migration increased substantially over the recent decades so did the volume of remittances. This is slightly slower than the past, for example, from 1970 to 2015, remittances increased by more than 500 per cent (see Ullah, 2017). However, it was proven that remittances were resilient to crises. The themes of the papers the current issue of Remittance Review include are geographically wide and thematically deep. The authors paid attention to a range of interesting dimensions of remittances i.e. how remittances become a development actor; interplay between remittances and growth and how remittances appear to diversify income sources in rural communities.


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Author Biographies

AKM Ahsan Ullah, University of Brunei Darussalam

AKM Ahsan Ullah is Associate Professor at the University of Brunei Darussalam, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam, BE 1410.

Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent's University London

Ibrahim Sirkeci is Professor and Director of Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies in Faculty of Business and Management, Regent’s University London, Regent’s Park, Inner Circle, London, NW1 4NS United Kingdom.




How to Cite

Ullah, A. A. and Sirkeci, I. (2018) “Editorial”, Remittances Review. London, UK, 3(1), pp. 1–3. doi: 10.33182/rr.v3i1.423.