Migrant Remittances Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 2

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2011
  • Authors: Manuel Orozco, Anne Lindley
  • Organizations/Projects: DAI
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research, Other
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This issue updates the trends in remittance flows worldwide by identifying their growth to regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean and from such places as Spain and Saudi Arabia. It looks at how financial intermediaries continue to work toward greater consolidation. As pointed out in the last issue, industry competition and technological innovation have been deepening, and this edition's news stories suggest that pattern is continuing. Two other important issues are also pointed out: first, emerging trends in consumer practices and grassroots responses, and second, the intersections between remittances and social development issues such as education and health.