Thematic Resources

Thematic Resources propose tools and case studies on thematic issues linked to migration & development. Themes include: diaspora engagement, social inclusion, economic inclusion, etc.

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Apr 01, 2010
Abstract 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...
Nov 01, 2009
Abstract 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. Based on monthly and quarterly data released by some central banks and in line with the World Bank’s global...
Jul 01, 2009
Abstract Newly available data show that remittance flows to developing countries reached $328 billion in 2008, larger than our previous estimate of $305 billion. Remittances grew rapidly during 2007 and 2008, but have slowed down in many corridors since the last quarter of 2008. In line...
Mar 01, 2009
Abstract Revised forecasts for remittance flows to developing countries in the light of a downward revision to the World Bank’s global economic outlook suggest a sharper decline of 5‐8 percent in 2009 compared to our earlier projections. This decline in nominal dollar terms is small...
Nov 01, 2008
Abstract After several years of strong growth, remittance flows to developing countries began to slow down in the third quarter of 2008. This slowdown is expected to deepen further in 2009 in response to the global financial crisis, although the exact magnitude of the growth moderation (or...
Oct 01, 2008
Abstract 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. It draws from a study by the Migration Policy Institute, on the Philippine Overseas Workers Welfare...
Aug 01, 2008
Abstract 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...
Jul 01, 2008
Abstract 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. Remittances to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (El...
Jan 01, 2008
Description Environment and international migration and their relationship with development are among the most pressing issues on the contemporary global agenda. They have been the focus of major international attention recently with the release of the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel...
Jan 01, 2008
Abstract International migrants are an important channel for the transmission of technology and knowledge. The so-called “brain drain” associated with better educated citizens of developing countries working in high-income countries is acute in some developing countries. Developing...

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