Migration is driven by wage gaps and network effects but slowed down by acute loss aversion by poor people who don’t move. If anything, for escaping poverty and calamities, having the option to…

Dilip Ratha |

The number of internal migrants in India was 450 million as per the most recent 2011 census. This is an increase of 45% over the 309 million recorded in 2001. This far exceeds the population…

Supriyo De |

Accounting for more than 12 percent of the GDP, remittances have been very important to Albania for decades. A few weeks back, remittances became a critical aspect of a crisis response.

Oya Ardic, Ledia Bregu, Edlira Dashi, Junida Katroshi Tafaj |

According to the National Academic of Science of the United States, climate change is linked to more intense and frequent disasters. For developing countries, especially those facing fragility,…

Sonia Plaza |

Conventional wisdom holds that immigration policies, restrictive or receptive, have sizeable effects on the flow of migrants into a given country. In fact, the list of factors driving the decision…

José Cuesta, Cristian Chagalj |

Today, one in every three migrants in the world is in a European country. Despite what you might think, they are not all in high-income Western European countries. In both Eastern and Western…

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Caglar Ozden |

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) recorded more than 22,400 migrant deaths between 2000 and 2014. The number of such deaths has been increasing between 2014 and 2019, with more…

kebba Jammeh |

Immigration has a positive influence on the social and cultural fabric in host countries.

Nadege Desiree Yameogo |

Latin America is facing an unprecedented exodus. Over 4.7 million Venezuelans have left their country, making this mixed migration one of the most relevant humanitarian and developmental…

Paula Rossiasco |

Remittances to low- and middle-income countries on track to reach $551 billion in 2019 and $597 billion by 2021, says latest World Bank report.

Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De, Eung Ju Kim, Sonia Plaza, Ganesh Seshan, Nadege Desiree Yameogo |