Migrant Remittances

KNOMAD of the World Bank "Migration and Development Brief 28"

KNOMAD of the World Banks has released its Migration and Development Brief #28 which has a specifc focus on return migration.  While reading this brief, you can learn more about the global trends and policy developments related to mobility and remittances. Notably, this series of briefs endeavours to reflect the advancements made to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the SDG targets related to reducing the cost of remittances and safe and regular migration.

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Focus area

Migrant Remittances

Thematic area

Remittances and financial sector development

Date published

2017

Growing remittances sent by migrants to origin countries pull millions out of poverty according to a new report

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has published a new report about migrants’ remittances to their origin countries. This document finds out that migrants send 51% more money to their families in their origin countries than a decade ago. These remittances pull millions of people out of poverty. This additional income accounts for 60% of family’s household income, according to a new report, which also finds out that 200 million migrants are supporting some 800 million family members.

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Document language

English

Focus area

Migrant Remittances

Thematic area

Diaspora engagement

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Date published

2017

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Publisher / Organisation

The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) 2017

Dates

Thu, 06/15/2017 to Fri, 06/16/2017

Type of event

Forum

Thematic area

Remittances and financial sector development

Country

United States of America

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The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) 2017, which is co-organised by IFAD, UNDESA and the World Bank and will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 15-16 June. It will coincide with the third annual celebration of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on 16 June.

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JMDI Participation to EUROMED Migration IV Peer-to-peer Meeting and Launching Conference, Dublin, 2-6 March 2016

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May 25, 2016

JMDI Focus area

Migrant Remittances
Migrant Capacities

Country

Ireland
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Between May 2nd and 6th, the JMDI attended the EUROMED Migration IV Peer-to-Peer Meeting and Launching Conference organized by ICMPD to promote the role of LRAs in managing migration for local development.

 

Migrant women, determined development actors despite the odds!

On this day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomes “the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime”. Indeed, the facts are horrifying: 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime with up to seven in ten women facing this abuse in some countries.

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Joanne Irvine

Migration as an Enabler of Development in Ukraine

This study, published by IOM and produced within the Research and Policy Dialogue Initiative on Migration and Remittances in Ukraine project, presents a broad view on migration and remittances in Ukraine.

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Document type

English version

Focus area

Migrant Remittances

Thematic area

Environment / migration linkages

Related countries

Ukraine

Date published

2016

Number of pages

116 pages

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Mutual Support for Economic Empowerment (MUSE)

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Short title

Mutual Support for Economic Empowerment (MUSE)

Brief description of the initiative

This project will develop a replicable model for collective investment, entitled "MUSE"; mobilise financial and human resources for investment in social enterprise related activities; develop skills among partner organisations in managing social enterprise and micro-lending; and use remittances to invest in microfinance and healthcare social enterprises Nigeria.

Start date - End date

Wed, 09/30/2009 to Wed, 03/30/2011

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Call for papers: The Changing Face of Migration:Future Challenges for Societies

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Sep 01, 2015

JMDI Focus area

Migrant Remittances
Migration and Integration
Migration and Local Economic Development

Country

Global
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Over the past few decades many countries in Europe and elsewhere in the world have encountered major challenges related to migration and integration of immigrants. The 2016 Ruppin International Conference will focus on the evolving impact of migration on sending and host societies. Economic migrants, asylum seekers and refugees are on the move and researchers from various disciplines try to assess current migration and integration processes in the macro and micro perspective. What does the future hold? What are the future challenges related to these massive migration trends? What lessons are offered by past experience that can assist us in identifying responses for the future? The conference we will address and discuss these questions with researchers, policy makers and field experts from around the globe, touching upon various relevant areas of interest and inquiry but not limited to policy-making, education, employment and economy, health, culture and identity.

The Institute for Immigration and Social Integration at the Ruppin Academic Center in cooperation with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the International Metropolis Project invites proposals for papers on a broad range of themes related to migration and integration- including an assessment for the future in the presented field:

Financial education for migrants and their families

Money remitted by international migrants is a major source of income for many countries around the world, exceeding all international development funds combined. Yet individual migrants and their families are often amongst the most vulnerable people in society, and many face significant barriers to the access and use of appropriate financial products.

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Document type

Document language

English

English version

Focus area

Migrant Remittances
Reinforcing capacities of senders and recipients to further the impact of remittances on development

Related countries

Global

Number of pages

44 pages

Place / Publisher

OECD

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