Expatriate Engagement

Remittances and Investment Opportunities for Egyptian Migrants

Migrant remittances from abroad are an important source of income for the Egyptian economy, and in 2008 represented 5.3 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). This research project aimed to shed light on the use of remittances by Egyptian migrants and their potential to foster local investment opportunities, with a particular focus on establishing small and micro-sized enterprises (SMEs).