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 |

When landslides destroy communities or sea levels rise how do governments move people out of harm’s way?  “Planned relocations” is the term being used to describe the process of moving people in…

Elizabeth Ferris |

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 |

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 |

According to the recently-released Migration and Development Brief 26, Latin America and the Caribbean region achieved the most rapid growth in remittance inflows, which rose by an estimated 4.8…

Sonia Plaza |

During 2015 the cost of sending remittances to Central America and the Dominican Republic was reduced.  This result, obtained from the database of Envía CentroAmérica, is a positive one as these…

Jesús A. Cervantes González, Cindy Sanchez Ricardo |

While we know a lot about the impact of remittances on growth, investment, poverty, inequality, health, and education, the potential effects of international remittances on the domestic financial…

Maria Soledad Martinez Peria |