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Data for the people: A migration and development almanac from the Philippines

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Earlier this year, the Institute for Migration and Development Issues (IMDI) in the Philippines launched a free (with registration) online country-level databank on overseas migration and development called the Philippine Migration
and Development Statistical Almanac

According to the creators, the databank "harmonizes scattered statistics on overseas Filipinos and juxtaposes these to socio-economic development statistics.  The statistics cover all types of overseas Filipinos, 239 countries and islands of destinations, and all 79 Philippine provinces of origin."

Data from the Migration and Remittances Factbook 2008 are included in this compendium, and we are glad to see countries take the initiative in filling the statistical gaps which exist in our field. 


Dilip Ratha

Lead Economist and Economic Adviser to the Vice President of Operations, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank

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