In countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, the private sector plays a critical role in providing jobs and income. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can also help heal…

Martin Spicer, Franck Bousquet |

"The average length of time that refugees spend in camps is 17 years." This cruel statistic has been quoted many times, influencing our perception of refugee crises as never-ending…

Xavier Devictor, Quy-Toan Do |

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 |

Last week the New York Times featured an editorial suggesting that the World Bank should become a remittance center. Remittances are the "largest and arguably most effective antipoverty…

Dilip Ratha |

Migration flows in both directions between the United States and Mexico have diminished according to recent statistics released by the Mexican and United States governments. Mexican immigration to…

Sonia Plaza |

Recent attention has shifted from analyzing the impact of skilled migration on sending country labor markets to a broader agenda that also considers the channels by which diasporas promotes trade…

Sonia Plaza |

With Ani According to the Banco de Mexico, remittance flows to Mexico declined 36% in October 2009 on a year on year basis, the largest fall ever recorded. A closer look at the data, however,…

Sanket Mohapatra |

The Mexican central bank's latest data release shows that remittances to Mexico increased by 13 percent in October on a year-on-year basis. This comes after a widely-reported 12 percent year-…

Sanket Mohapatra |