Labor Export as Government Policy An Assessment of Uganda’s Potential for Export of Labor in the Framework of Regional and Multilateral Agreements

Export of labor through temporary migration is increasingly recognized worldwide as a pro-poor export with significant development impacts especially in the poorest countries of the world. Export of labor is increasingly seen as the most profitable way of global trading, with less capital investment and risks on the part of the sending country and the expectation of high returns in the form of remittances. Many LDC countries especially those with close proximity to the wealthy high labor demanding countries have benefited significantly from foreign exchange remittances arising from their labor exports.


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Geoffrey Bakunda and George F. Walusimbi Mpanga

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