Migrant Remittances Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 5

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2011
  • Authors: Manuel Orozco, Anna Ferro
  • Organizations/Projects: DAI
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief, Other
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This edition of Migrant Remittances brings news of developments on various fronts. Flows of money to developing countries are estimated to amount to more than $300 billion and money transfer companies are actively connecting and deepening their partnerships with banking institutions as well as advance payment technology players. We also feature in this issue a research piece and guest article on the relationship between diaspora communities and development. The articles point to both conceptual and factual realities associated with the ways in which people away from their homeland seek to reconnect back home. Finally, discussions and knowledge continue to advance with events being planned and studies and publications being produced on the subject of remittances.