Migration, Remittances and Economic Development
First Solution: a safety-first plan backfires - by Roger Ballard
A commentary on the wider issues of responsibility raised by the collapse of First Solution Money Transfer Ltd.
Remittances and Economic Development in India and Pakistan - by Roger Ballard
A Chapter in the World Bank report on Remittances: Development Impact and Future Prospects edited by Samuel Munzele Maimbo and Dilip Ratha.
A case of capital-rich under-development: The paradoxical consequences of successful transnational entrepreneurship from Mirpur - by Roger Ballard
This paper takes a close look at the impact of large-scale overseas emigration - and the resultant inflow of migrant remittances - on the local economy of Mirpur District in Pakistan.
Remittances and Economic Development - by Roger Ballard
A paper submitted for consideration by the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development in the course of the inquiry into Migration and Development.
Migration, Remittances, Economic Growth And Poverty Reduction - by Roger Ballard
Commissioned by the Department for International Development, and published by the University of Dhaka, this report presents a global account of the historical relationship between migration, industrialization and economic growth, and then goes on to present an empirical examination of the dynamics immigration from Mirpur (Pakistan) and Jullundur (India) to the UK. It closes by considering the 'Smart Aid' strategies which might facilitate more positive process of economic growth in areas where migration has led to the emergence of 'capital-rich underdevelopment'. Click here to open a visual presentation illustrating some of the the arguments developed in this paper.
The political economy of migration: Pakistan, Britain, and the Middle East - by Roger Ballard
Reporting on developments in Pakistan during the early 1980's, this paper explores the incipient contradictions which were beginning to emerge in the wake of mass overseas migration both to Britain and the Middle East.
The context and Consequences of migration: Jullundur and Mirpur Compared - by Roger Ballard
The earliest in a series of papers exploring differential trends in migration from - and patterns of economic development within - two Districts in Indian and Pakistani Punjab from where large numbers of UK-based South Asian settlers have arrived.
Kashmir: the view from Mirpur - by Roger Ballard
Well over half of British Pakistanis trace their origins to Mirpur District in Azad Kashmir: the narrow strip of territory along the western edge of the former princely state of Kashmir which was not incorporated into India in 1947. This article explores the social political and economic dilemmas faced by contemporary Azad Kashmiris in the light of their marginal position in Pakistan, and the benefits - and costs - of the construction of the Mangla Dam and large scale overseas migration.