SBP Launches Survey of Overseas Pakistanis to Assess Recent Trends and Prospects for Remittances

Published in External Relations Department on December 24, 2020

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in collaboration with Ministry of Planning, Development and Special
Initiatives (MPD&SI) has launched a survey of Overseas Pakistanis to analyze recent trends in
remittances and the future outlook. The survey will be available to all Overseas Pakistanis globally till

9th of January, 2021.
The survey attempts to assess underlying factors that may have affected recent remittances behavior,
including switching from informal to formal channels, from brick and mortar outlets to digital platforms,
future plans of moving back to Pakistan, as well as the amount of remittances they expect to send in
the next six months.
With the support of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MOPHRD),
Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI), this
survey is being conducted simultaneously at Pakistani Consulates and Embassies, Overseas Bank
Branches of Pakistani Banks as well as online.
SBP and MPD&SI encourage Overseas Pakistanis to actively participate in this short online survey. The
survey is very easy to access through the following web link:
https://surveyctosbp.surveycto.com/collect/survey_on_recent_remittance_behavior_of_overseas_p
akistanis?caseid
or the following QR Code:
The survey link and QR code are also available on the SBP website
https://www.sbp.org.pk/research/OTH/QR.asp and Roshan Digital Account webpages of Pakistani
Banks. In case of any query or needed support, the survey participants can contact the SBP team by
emailing them at sbp.surveys@sbp.org.pk
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