PRIO invites you to the conference ‘Remittances, Integration and Development: The Debate Explored’. The aim of the conference is to explore the complex relationships between migrants’ remittance sending patterns, their level of integration and their contributions to development in the country of origin.

In the morning session, an overview of the international evidence on this relationship will be presented. Then, in the afternoon a debate will follow on the Somali hawala remittance sending system in Norway. Here, legal aspects will be discussed as well as the implications for integration in Norway and development in the Horn of Africa.

The conference is organized as part of the Remittances from Immigrants in Norway research project at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).

The conference is open to all those interested, and is expected to be attended by politicians, policy makers, practitioners, remittance service providers, academics and immigrants in Norway. Please forward the invitation to anyone interested. Apologies to anyone who receives this invitation multiple times.