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Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in recipient economies. ... See More +

Journal Article 129172 JAN 01, 2017

Bettin,Giulia; Presbitero,Andrea F.; Spatafora,Nikola L. Disclosed

Remittance prices worldwide report (English)

Remittance prices worldwide (RPW) monitors remittance prices across all geographic regions of the world. Launched in September 2008, RPW remains a key tool to monitor the cost incurred by remitters when sending money alone major remittance corridors. ... See More +

Working Paper 114986 JUN 01, 2016

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Remittance prices worldwide report (English)

Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) monitors remittance prices across all geographic regions of the world. Launched in September 2008, RPW remains a key tool to monitor the cost incurred by remitters when sending money along major remittance corridors. ... See More +

Working Paper 114987 MAR 01, 2016

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Report on the G20 survey in de-risking activities in the remittance market (English)

In September 2014, the Group of Twenty (G20) Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) requested the World Bank Group to undertake a survey in the G20 countries on the issue of commercial banks’ actions to de-risk their operations, specifically in relation to non-bank international remittance service providers or, as they are alternatively referred to throughout this report, money transfer operators (MTOs). ... See More +

Working Paper 101071 OCT 01, 2015

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Migrants’ remittances from the United Kingdom : international remittances and access to financial services for migrants in London, UK - a greenback 2.0 report (English)

This report will share key findings from the research, starting with an overview in section two of the international remittance context and the UK remittance market. ... See More +

Working Paper 99588 JUL 01, 2015

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Remittance prices worldwide report (English)

The remittance prices worldwide (RPW) database monitors remittance prices across all geographic regions of the world. RPW was launched by the World Bank in September 2008, and remains a key tool to monitor the cost incurred by remitters when sending money along major remittance corridors. ... See More +

Working Paper 95591 JAN 01, 2015

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Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)

Remittances to developing countries are projected to grow by 5.0 percent to reach US$435 billion in 2014 (accelerating from the 3.4 percent expansion of 2013), and rise further by 4.4 percent to US$454 billion in 2015. ... See More +

Brief 92655 OCT 06, 2014

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International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses World Bank survey data, including about 10,000 households in five countries -- Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda -- to investigate the link between international remittances and households' financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6991 JUL 01, 2014

Aga, Gemechu Ayana; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad Disclosed

Updating the poverty estimates in Serbia in the absence of micro data : a microsimulation approach (English)

The continued poverty impact of the financial crisis in Serbia is difficult to establish beyond 2010 because of the lack of survey data. This paper tackles this difficulty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6889 MAY 01, 2014

Cojocaru, Alexandru; Olivieri, Sergio Disclosed

Migrants remittances from Italy : international remittances and access to financial services for migrants in Turin, Italy - a greenback 2.0 report (English)

This report starts by presenting the international and Italian context of international remittance flows in the past decade, as a general framework of the study (chapter two). ... See More +

Working Paper 96198 MAY 01, 2014

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Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6812 MAR 01, 2014

Bettin, Giulia; Presbitero, Andrea F.; Spatafora, Nikola Disclosed

International mitigation and development in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

International migration in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) has historically been extra regional. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, numerous Japanese and Chinese migrants left for the Americas in search of better economic opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 91636 JAN 01, 2014

Ahsan,Ahmad; Abella,Manolo; Beath,Andrew; Hua Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Afghanistan (English)

The foundation for a broad push in mobile payments and banking is still under development. Regulations are supportive and clear enough that all four mobile operators have launched or are planning to launch mobile money services, yet questions still remain how parallel e-money transfer and electronic payment guidelines will be normalized and how e-money will be integrated with the conventional financial network and accounts. ... See More +

Working Paper 94998 SEP 01, 2013

Biallas, Margarete; Stefanski, Scott; Sayed, Cherine El Disclosed

Remittances to developing countries will surpass 400 billion dollar in 2012 (English)

The officially recorded remittances to developing countries are expected to reach 406 billion dollar in 2012, up by 6.5 percentage from 381 billion dollar in 2011. ... See More +

Brief 77968 NOV 20, 2012

Ratha, Dilip Age; Gemechu Ayana; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Impact of remittances on household income, asset, and human capital : evidence from Sri Lanka (English)

This paper explores the developmental impacts of international remittance income on the recipient households. The empirical analysis proceeds in two parts. ... See More +

Journal Article 79426 OCT 25, 2012

De,Prabal Kumar; Ratha,Dilip K. Disclosed

Asia Region - Worldwide landscape of postal financial services (English)

Postal networks in the nine countries in the Asian region profiled here have 289,067 post offices. In many of these Asian countries, post offices have provided payments and savings services for more than 130 years. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 70423 JAN 01, 2012

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Remittance markets in Africa (English)

A substantive literature suggests that migration generates benefits for migrants, the host societies, and the countries of origin. The economic benefits for the countries of origin are realized primarily through the receipt of remittances. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 61310 APR 21, 2011

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip Disclosed

Do migrants improve governance at home? : evidence from a voting experiment (English)

Can international migration promote better institutions at home by raising the demand for political accountability? A behavioral measure of the population's desire for better governance was designed to examine this question. ... See More +

Journal Article 75153 FEB 01, 2011

Batista, Catia; Vicente, Pedro C. Disclosed

Payment systems worldwide - A snapshot - Outcomes of the global payment systems survey 2010 (English)

Global survey outcomes presented in this publication are divided into two main sections: Chapters I through VIII analyze the survey results and identify trends using various variable for cross-country comparisons. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 70158 JAN 01, 2011

Disclosed

Remittance Prices Worldwide Report, issue n. 2 (English)

Twice a year, the Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) database is updated to reflect new information on the average cost of transactions between various country corridors. ... See More +

Brief 95581 NOV 01, 2010

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Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 129172 Journal Article
Remittance prices worldwide report (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 114986 Working Paper
Remittance prices worldwide report (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 114987 Working Paper
Report on the G20 survey in de-risking activities in the remittance market (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101071 Working Paper
Migrants’ remittances from the United Kingdom : international remittances and access to financial services for migrants in London, UK - a greenback 2.0 report (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 99588 Working Paper
Remittance prices worldwide report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95591 Working Paper
Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 92655 Brief
International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6991 Policy Research Working Paper
Updating the poverty estimates in Serbia in the absence of micro data : a microsimulation approach (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6889 Policy Research Working Paper
Migrants remittances from Italy : international remittances and access to financial services for migrants in Turin, Italy - a greenback 2.0 report (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 96198 Working Paper
Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6812 Policy Research Working Paper
International mitigation and development in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91636 Publication
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Afghanistan (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 94998 Working Paper
Remittances to developing countries will surpass 400 billion dollar in 2012 (English)
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NOV 20, 2012 77968 Brief
Impact of remittances on household income, asset, and human capital : evidence from Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 25, 2012 79426 Journal Article
Asia Region - Worldwide landscape of postal financial services (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 70423 Other Financial Sector Study
Remittance markets in Africa (English)
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APR 21, 2011 61310 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Do migrants improve governance at home? : evidence from a voting experiment (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 75153 Journal Article
Payment systems worldwide - A snapshot - Outcomes of the global payment systems survey 2010 (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 70158 Other Financial Sector Study
Remittance Prices Worldwide Report, issue n. 2 (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 95581 Brief