Money from abroad protects households in Serbia from deeper vulnerability

This document provides policymakers with a better understanding of the position of the remittance-receiving households in Serbia and offers possibilities for improving their position, by considering policy options during the time of their receipt, so that households would not be severely hit in case of their reduction or cease.

Serbian Government should consider strategies for 1) introducing policy instruments for the social protection of the recipients in the case their remittances cease and 2) motivating of the recipients to activate on the labour market, by engaging in employment programmes, as well by involving in self-employment schemes.