Migration and Development Brief

Migration and Development Brief 33

Phase II: COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens As the #COVID19 pandemic and economic crisis continues to spread, the amount of money migrant workers send home is projected to decline 14% by 2021 compared to the pre COVID19 levels in 2019, according to the latest Migration and Development Brief.

Report Chapters and Remittance Inflows and Outflows Data


  1. Evolving COVID-19 Situation and Its Impact on Migration
    1. Resurgence of COVID-19 in Major Migrant-Hosting Countries
    2. Impact on Migrants
    3. Remittance Flows Are Expected to Decline in 2020 and 2021
    4. Recent Progress toward Migration-Related Sustainable Development Goals
    5. Policy Responses Should Be Inclusive of Migrants and Their Families
  2. 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 Tumbled in 2020
    3. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean Are Expected to Fall Slightly
    4. Remittances to the Middle East and North Africa Posted a Sharp Drop
    5. Remittances to South Asia Projected to Decrease in 2020
    6. Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa Continued to Accelerate in 2018