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 |

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 |

Globally, an estimated 266 million people live and work outside their countries of origin (Source: Migration and Development Brief 29) to seek opportunities provided by economic globalization.…

Mayumi Ozaki |

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 |

All holders of Indian passports, whose educational qualification is below Matric/X Class (the equivalent of 10th grade in the American system) have a notation ‘Emigration Check Required (ECR)’…

T.L.S. Bhaskar |

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 |

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 |

Remittances to EAP remain buoyant and continue to support macroeconomic stability - projected to increase by 7.0 percent to US$122 billion and to US$127 billion in 2015, as the World Bank’s…

Soonhwa Yi |