Migration and Development Brief

Migration and Development Brief 30

Remittances to low- and middle-income countries grew rapidly and are projected to reach a new record in 2018, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, released today.

The Bank estimates that officially recorded remittances to developing countries will increase by 10.8 percent to reach $528 billion in 2018. This new record level follows robust growth of 7.8 percent in 2017. Global remittances, which include flows to high-income countries, are projected to grow by 10.3 percent to $689 billion.


Report Chapters and Remittance Inflows and Outflows Data


  1. Trends in Global Remittance Flows
    1. Remittances to Accelerate Further in 2018
    2. Outlook for Remittances, 2019-20
    3. Recent Developments on Migration-related SDGs
  2. Migration
    1. Migration and Employment Trends in Major Host Countries
    2. Refugee Movements and Forced Displacements
    3. Return Migration
  3. Global Compact on Migration: A Proposal for Implementation and Review
  4. Regional Trends in Migration and Remittance Flows
    1. Remittances to East Asia and the Pacific Held Steady in 2018
    2. Remittances to Europe and Central Asia Continued to Grow Rapidly in 2018
    3. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean Continued to Rise
    4. Remittances to the Middle East and North Africa Remained Robust in 2018
    5. Remittances to South Asia Grew in 2018
    6. Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa Continued to Accelerate in 2018