The influence of large remittance inflows on the economic behaviour of rural households. The case of Moldova.
This e‐brief addresses the results of a recent project on the “social and economic impact of migration in rural Moldova” and presents some key policy recommendations on the effective use of remittances as well as their role in a country’s economic development. The project was performed by CASE and financed by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Specifically, it looked at the influence of large remittance inflows on the economic wellbeing and behaviour of rural households. The following analysis was based on the results of a survey of rural Moldovan households performed by the firm CBS‐AXA in autumn 2008.