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Migration & Remittanance

World Bank Development Prospects Group on Migration and Remittances

    • An important part of the World Bank's work on migration and remittances involves efforts to monitor and forecast remittance and migration flows, and to provide timely analysis on topics such as remittances, migration, and diaspora issues.

Financing Facility for Remittances (IFAD)

    • The UN's International Fund for Agriculture and Development's US$18 million multi-donor facility, Financing Facility for Remittances, increases economic opportunities for the rural poor through the support and development of innovative, cost-effective, and easily accessible international and/or domestic remittance services. See also the Remittances Gateway.

Migration and Development

    • MigrationAndDevelopment.net will facilitates and supports operational programming and partnerships within the field of migration and development, increasing awareness of, preparation for and follow-up to, regional and international processes, particularly in the case of faith-based and civil society actors. Guided by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the committed, long-term engagement of the Church in both migration and development initiatives worldwide, MigrationAndDevelopment.net is managed and administered by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), in partnership with Misereo.

Migration for Development

    • The European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) reflects the acceptance of and growing interest in the strong links between migration and development. The UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in 2006 and the subsequent Global Fora on Migration and Development underscored international migrants’ contribution to destination countries, where they meet labour shortages and enrich local cultures

Research on Remittances (Pew Hispanic Center)

    • With research conducted both in the United States and in Latin America, the Center explores the massive flow of dollars that links Hispanic immigrants with their families back home. Various studies have examined the types of people who send and those who receive remittances. In addition the Center has focused attention on the market for remittance transfer services, assessing how immigrants chose those services and how the market has responded to growing demand.