Investing in a Brighter Future Abroad? - The Need for a Domestic Alternative in Moldova

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Country Economic Report
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Elina Eskola
This country economic report on Moldova focuses on labour migration abroad as an investment option for households living in an economy with limited employment and income opportunities at home. The study is based on a conviction that the poverty reducing impact of growth depends on the ability of the poor themselves to participate in the creation of growth, and on the assumption that improved employment and income opportunities for people living in poverty provide the main avenue for reducing income poverty. The study is part of a series of country studies, undertaken by Sida itself and by various universities and research institutes in collaboration with Sida. The main purpose of these studies is to enhance our knowledge and understanding of current economic development and challenges in Sweden's main partner countries for development cooperation, and to stimulate domestic discussion on development issues in these countries.  

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