March 26, 2013 | 9:11am
Written by Kevin Archer, research assistant at the U.S. Institute of Peace
In this report from the Hudson Institute, Carol Adelman and Kacie Marano outline the continued growth of private financial flows to the developing world and how this affects international philanthropy and global foreign aid.
This policy note uses the data from the World Bank-IFC Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) database's current iteration to analyze the global, regional and country specific trends in the average total cost of migrant remittances during the past 6 months period; and, the factors influencing these movements. This helps to measure progress with the implementation of the '5x5'objective2 adopted by the G8 which is being pursued in partnership with governments, operators and interested stakeholders.
This brief outlines recent World Bank estimates for projected remittances.
The Africa Migration Project was undertaken jointly by the African Development Bank and the World Bank to improve our understanding of migration and remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa, including their magnitude, causes, and impacts on poverty reduction, with a view to generating informed policy recommendations.
Economics of "Policy Induced" Fragmentation: The Costs of the Closures Regime to the West Bank and Gaza
The aim of this paper is to estimate the economic costs of the closures regime on the Palestinian economy.
This paper examines some of the foundations for sound remittances-related policy, drawing on insights from social scientific research on the dynamics of migration and transnational practices.
Natural Disasters and Remittances Exploring the Linkages between Poverty, Gender, and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS
This UNU-WIDER report examines the value of remittances and their effects in natural disaster stricken Caribbean countries.
This report from the Households in Conflict Network in the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex looks at the micro level to see how remittances from abroad affect households during conflict.
This World Bank report examines the effects of remittances in the war economy of Somalia. It looks at the role remittances perform in allowing for the existence of informal finance institutions despite the lack of a formal government.