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Migration and Development Brief

 

June 28, 2006 - present

 

Migration and Development Briefs concern development implications of current migration and remittances issues, highlighting emerging trends.

 

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Migration and remittances : Special topic : return migration (English)

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, major policy developments, and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for reducing remittance costs and recruitment costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 120240 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)

The growth rate of remittances to developing countries is estimated to have fallen from 3.2 percent in 2014 to 0.4 percent in 2015. The slowdown in grow is largely due to economic weakness in the major remittance-sending countries. ... See More +

Publication 105075 APR 01, 2016

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Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)

Using newly available census data, the stock of international migrants is estimated at 247 million in 2013, significantly larger than the previous estimate of 232 million, and is expected to surpass 250 million in 2015. ... See More +

Brief 106033 APR 13, 2015

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Dervisevic,Ervin; Plaza,Sonia; Schuettler,Kirsten; Shaw,William; Wyss,Hanspeter; Yi,Soonhwa; Yousefi,Seyed Reza Disclosed

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

Disclosed

Migration and Development Brief (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries reached an estimated $401 billion in 2012, growing by 5.3 percent compared with 2011. ... See More +

Brief 77967 APR 19, 2013

Aga, Gemechu Ayana; Eigen-Zucchi, Christian; Plaza, Sonia; Silwal, Ani Rudra 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

Remittance flows in 2011 : an update (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to have reached $372 billion in 2011, an increase of 12.1 percent over 2010. ... See More +

Brief 73745 APR 23, 2012

Ratha, Dilip; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2012-14 : remittance flows to developing countries exceed $350 billion in 2011 (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to have reached $351 billion in 2011, up 8 percent over 2010. For the first time since the global financial crisis, remittance flows to all six developing regions rose in 2011. ... See More +

Brief 73744 DEC 01, 2011

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2011-13 : remittance flows recover to pre-crisis levels (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries recovered quickly to $325 billion in 2010 after the global financial crisis. But they have not kept pace with rising prices in recipient countries. ... See More +

Brief 63586 MAY 23, 2011

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Role of post offices in remittances and financial inclusion (English)

Historically post offices have played a role in the provision of remittances and basic financial services to low-income populations. As this function is being revived in an increasing number of developing and emerging countries, remittance services can be improved to better match financial inclusion goals. ... See More +

Brief 63587 MAR 22, 2011

Clotteau, Nils; Anson, Jose Disclosed

Preliminary estimates of diaspora savings (English)

Preliminary estimates, based on data on bilateral migrant stocks for 2010 and assumptions about migrant incomes, suggest that annual diaspora savings of developing countries could be in the range of $400 billion. ... See More +

Brief 63588 FEB 01, 2011

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2011-12 : recovery after the crisis, but risks lie ahead (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to increase by 6 percent to $325 billion in 2010. This marks a healthy recovery from a 5.5 percent decline registered in 2009. ... See More +

Brief 58627 NOV 08, 2010

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip; Silwa, Ani Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2010-11 : remittance flows to developing countries remained resilient in 2009, expected to recover during 2010-11 (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries reached $316 billion in 2009, down 6 percent from $336 billion in 2008. With improved prospects for the global economy, remittance flows to developing countries are expected to increase by 6.2 percent in 2010 and 7.1 percent in 2011, a faster pace of recovery in 2010 than our earlier forecasts. ... See More +

Brief 58626 APR 23, 2010

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Migration and remittance trends 2009 : a better-than-expected outcome so far, but significant risks ahead (English)

Newly available data show that officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries reached $338 billion in 2008, higher than our previous estimate of $328 billion. ... See More +

Brief 52171 NOV 03, 2009

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2009-2011 : remittances expected to fall by 7-10 percent in 2009 (English)

Newly available data show that remittance flows to developing countries reached $328 billion in 2008, larger than previous estimate of $305 billion. ... See More +

Brief 52170 JUL 13, 2009

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Revised outlook for remittance flows 2009-2011 : remittances expected to fall by 5 to 8 percent in 2009 (English)

The authors have revised forecasts for remittance flows in the light of a downward revision to the World Bank's global economic outlook. The authors now expect a sharper decline of 5-8 percent in 2009 compared to earlier projections outlined in migration and development brief 8 (report no. 46715). ... See More +

Brief 48018 MAR 23, 2009

Ratha, Dilip ; Mohapatra, Sanket Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2008-2010 : growth expected to moderate significantly, but flows to remain resilient (English)

The outlook for remittances for the rest of 2008 and 2009-10 remains as uncertain as the outlook for global growth, oil and non-oil commodity prices, and currency exchange rates. ... See More +

Brief 46715 NOV 11, 2008

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Xu, Zhimei; Disclosed

Protecting temporary workers : migrant welfare funds from developing countries (English)

This brief provides an overview and lessons on how countries of origin governments can play a major role in protecting their migrants abroad through migrant welfare funds. ... See More +

Brief 46281 OCT 24, 2008

Ruiz, Neil G.; Rannveig, Dovelyn Agunias Disclosed

Managing migration : lessons from the Philippines (English)

This note provides a glimpse of the institutions built to manage migration in the Philippines. It describes how one country of origin government helps its migrants by regulating overseas employment recruitment, informing migrants of available resources abroad through a mandatory deployment process, providing protection and representation through a migrant welfare fund and absentee voting, and developing recording mechanisms to understand migrants' needs. ... See More +

Brief 45131 AUG 11, 2008

Ruiz, Neil G.; Disclosed

Revisions to remittance trends 2007 (English)

Revised estimates show that remittance flows to developing countries were $251 billion in 2007, up 11 percent from 2006. This Brief discusses the slowdown in remittance flows to Mexico in the first part of 2008. ... See More +

Brief 44882 JUL 10, 2008

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Vijayalakshmi, K. M.; Xu, Zhimei; Disclosed

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Migration and remittances : Special topic : return migration (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120240 Working Paper
Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105075 Publication
Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)
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APR 13, 2015 106033 Brief
Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 92655 Brief
Migration and Development Brief (English)
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APR 19, 2013 77967 Brief
Remittances to developing countries will surpass 400 billion dollar in 2012 (English)
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NOV 20, 2012 77968 Brief
Remittance flows in 2011 : an update (English)
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APR 23, 2012 73745 Brief
Outlook for remittance flows 2012-14 : remittance flows to developing countries exceed $350 billion in 2011 (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 73744 Brief
Outlook for remittance flows 2011-13 : remittance flows recover to pre-crisis levels (English)
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MAY 23, 2011 63586 Brief
Role of post offices in remittances and financial inclusion (English)
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MAR 22, 2011 63587 Brief
Preliminary estimates of diaspora savings (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 63588 Brief
Outlook for remittance flows 2011-12 : recovery after the crisis, but risks lie ahead (English)
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NOV 08, 2010 58627 Brief
Outlook for remittance flows 2010-11 : remittance flows to developing countries remained resilient in 2009, expected to recover during 2010-11 (English)
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APR 23, 2010 58626 Brief
Migration and remittance trends 2009 : a better-than-expected outcome so far, but significant risks ahead (English)
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NOV 03, 2009 52171 Brief
Outlook for remittance flows 2009-2011 : remittances expected to fall by 7-10 percent in 2009 (English)
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JUL 13, 2009 52170 Brief
Revised outlook for remittance flows 2009-2011 : remittances expected to fall by 5 to 8 percent in 2009 (English)
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MAR 23, 2009 48018 Brief
Outlook for remittance flows 2008-2010 : growth expected to moderate significantly, but flows to remain resilient (English)
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NOV 11, 2008 46715 Brief
Protecting temporary workers : migrant welfare funds from developing countries (English)
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OCT 24, 2008 46281 Brief
Managing migration : lessons from the Philippines (English)
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AUG 11, 2008 45131 Brief
Revisions to remittance trends 2007 (English)
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JUL 10, 2008 44882 Brief