Officially recorded annual remittances to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) reached a record high of $529 billion in 2018, according to the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development…

Dilip Ratha |

In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18  “Mother, you shall not fear as long as your sons live in Germany” goes a popular folk song in Kosovo. Its equivalent in Bosnia and…

Oya Ardic, Edlira Dashi, Maria Do Ceu Da Silva Pereira, Viviana Premazzi |

On the back of stronger growth in remittance-sending economies, remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries are expected to reach a new record of $528 billion in 2018, an increase of 10.8…

Dilip Ratha |

The World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief shows that officially recorded remittances to developing countries touched a new record—$466 billion in 2017, up 8.5 percent over 2016. The…

Dilip Ratha |

The latest edition of the Migration and Development Brief and an accompanying Press Release have just been launched. Remittances to low- and middle-income countries are on course to recover in…

Dilip Ratha |

We just launched the latest edition of the Migration and Development Brief and an accompanying Press Release.   Remittances to developing countries decreased by 2.4 percent to an estimated $429…

Dilip Ratha |

A significant share of Tajikistan’s workforce works outside the country. Photo: Gennadiy Ratushenko / World Bank My colleague Victoria and I had an opportunity recently to meet with students at…

Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Victoria Strokova |

Against a backdrop of tepid global growth, remittance flows to low and middle income countries (LMICs) seem to have entered a “new normal” of slow growth. In 2016, remittance flows to LMICs are…

Dilip Ratha, Sonia Plaza, Hanspeter Wyss, Supriyo De, Kirsten Schuettler, Soonhwa Yi |

A newborn baby receives its first shower with cold bottled water, outside the tent where it was delivered, in the make-shift tent city of Idomeni, Greece. At the same time, two patients diagnosed…

Georgia-Christina Kosmidou |

Also available in: Français | العربية | 中文 | Español ​In 1964, I came to the United States from South Korea, then an extremely poor developing country that most experts, including those at the…

Jim Yong Kim |