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Migration and Remittances

价值一千亿美元的创意——挖掘移民潜力,为发展融资

Dilip Ratha's picture
版本: English
本文为纪念12月18日国际移民日而写。

2015年势必将成为发展融资年。除了官方援助和私人资本流之外 —— 前者有望减少,后者有望继续呈现变化或周期性,另有一些潜力挖掘不足的融资途径与国际移民直接有关。

每年有可能通过以下途径筹集到高达1000亿美元资金(实际上,这一数字可能更大):

  • 调动离散居民存款——400亿美元
  • 降低汇款费用——300亿美元
  • 降低招聘成本——200亿美元
  • 动员离散居民捐款——100亿美元

可以通过以下途径进一步撬动汇款用于发展融资:

  • 未来汇款债券化
  • 提升各国主权信用评级
  • 汇款与存款和保险挂钩

More Work Needed to Make Labor Migration a Safer Option for Youth

Michael Boampong's picture
Also available in: العربية | Español | Français

Roughly 27 million young people leave their country of birth to find employment abroad. Does this trend suggest that migration may be a solution to the worrying situation whereby 60% of young people in developing regions that are either unemployed, not studying, or engaged in irregular employment?

Zimbabwe: How Can the Diaspora Contribute to Development?

Norbert Mugwagwa's picture


Around Christmas time and at the beginning of every academic year, I have routinely sent cash to my extended family back home in Zimbabwe. That’s been the pattern since I joined the World Bank mid-career and settled in Washington D.C. 23 years ago.
 
I am not alone; the number of Zimbabweans that have left the country is estimated at more than 3 million. Most have left since 2000, for reasons varying from the socio-economic to political.

Unpaved Roads Lead to a Better Future for Moldova’s Children

Victor Neagu's picture
Also available in: Русский

Nearly three years ago, a large delegation was pulling in front of a newly-renovated kindergarten building in the village of Cucuruzeni, Moldova to unveil a long-awaited addition for its 2,000 inhabitants. Newly planted flowers and the fresh smell of paint constantly reminded me that this was more than just a World Bank-financed project -- it marked the beginning of better education for children of the community.
Two weeks ago, as I was driving north of Moldova’s capital Chisinau, our driver veered off on an unpaved eight kilometer stretch of road. The dusty, bumpy ride would take me back to Cucuruzeni, after three years.
My anticipation did not go unrewarded. The building was spotless.  I stopped in front of a dozen smiling, and curious three- and four-year-olds, excited to see visitors. Three years ago, this would have been out of the ordinary for me. Now, as the father of a 2.5-year-old son, I am in a kindergarten five times a week. This visit, however, was special.