By Dr. Edward Kadozi
This thesis examines the effects of remittances on economic development and the intermediate role of institutional and development factors. It examines the development impact of remittances in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries for the period between 1980 and 2014, with a particular focus on Rwanda. The findings find no significant effect of remittances on economic growth in the SSA region. This seems to imply that the remittance-growth effect plays out differently within the region. Similar findings reveal that on average, the remittance-growth impact is positively and significantly influenced by a country’s level of development, financial development and education.