Olivier Najar

Economist, Orients Department at AFD

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Having studied in the UK and France (MA in the history of philosophy, Msc in international economics), Olivier worked a number of years in the UK before joining AFD in late 2018 as an Economist. Within the Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Asia department, Olivier specifically covers the Western Balkans, Turkey, the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and South Asia.

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Remittances are growing in South Asia despite Covid-19

International remittances play a major role for economic development in South Asia, with most inflows originating in Gulf countries. The latter economies have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, but this has had, for most South Asian countries, little impact on the growing volumes of hard currency being sent home – for how long?


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