Remittances, including access to finance and capital markets

Remittances are making an important contribution to poverty reduction, growth and welfare in developing countries. Remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to have surpassed $442 billion in 2016, three times the size of official aid. At the household level, remittances have reduced poverty in many developing countries, and have raised expenditures on investment, health services, and schooling, while also enabling households to diversify their sources of income and reduce their vulnerability to risks such as drought, famines and natural disasters. At the macroeconomic level, remittances can provide a relatively stable source of external finance compared to debt and portfolio equity flows (although remittance flows intended for investment can be pro-cyclical like other flows). They can help increase access to other forms of capital inflows by improving overall creditworthiness and serving as collateral for loans through securitized transactions. Remittances can contribute to an expansion of domestic financial intermediation by encouraging more participation in the banking system and providing a stable source of finance that can serve as collateral for loans.

KNOMAD aims to create and synthesize multidisciplinary knowledge and provide evidence-based policy options to help policy makers maximize the benefits of remittances, and minimize their negative impacts.

 

Areas of Focus

a) Remittances data

b) Remittances and natural disasters

c) Impact of remittances on credit ratings

d) AML/CFT regulations

e) Taxation of remittances

Dilip Ratha
World Bank

Chair

Kirsten Schuettler
World Bank

Focal Point

Other

October 16, 2017, Washington DC

Side event

October 13, 2017, Washinton DC

Other

July , 2017, N/A

Workshop

February 12, 2016, Washington DC

Other

October 22, 2015, Washington DC

Seminar

May 14, 2015, Washington DC

Seminar

February 5, 2014, Washington DC

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De, Eung Ju Kim, Sonia Plaza, Kirsten Schuettler, Ganesh Seshan, and Nadege Desiree Yameogo

2018

Migration and Development Brief

April 2017

Migration and Development Brief

2017

Policy brief

Ana María Ibáñez, Andrés Moya, Kirsten Schuettler

2017

Report

Dilip Ratha, Sonia Plaza, Çağlar Özden

September 2016

Working paper

Supriyo De, Ergys Isamaj, M. Ayhan Kose, S. Reza Yousefi

March 2016

Synthesis Note

Ana Maria Ibáñez and Kirsten Schuettler

2016

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De, Sonia Plaza, Kirsten Schuettler, William Shaw, Hanspeter Wyss, Soonhwa Yi

2016

Migration and Remittances Factbook

Dilip Ratha, Sonia Plaza, Ervin Dervisevic

2016

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De, Ervin Dervisevic, Sonia Plaza, Kirsten Schuettler, William Shaw, Hanspeter Wyss, Soonhwa Yi, Seyed Reza Yousefi

2015

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De, Sonia Plaza, Kirsten Schuettler, William Shaw, Hanspeter Wyss, Soonhwa Yi, Seyed Reza Yousefi

2015

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De, Ervin Dervisevic, Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Sonia Plaza, Hanspeter Wyss, Soonhwa Yi, Seyed Reza Yousefi.

2014

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De, Ervin Dervisevic, Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Sonia Plaza, Kirsten Schuettler, Hanspeter Wyss, Soonhwa Yi, Seyed Reza Yousefi

2014

Migration and Development Brief

Gemechu Ayana Aga, Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Sonia Plaza, Ani Rudra Silwal, Dilip Ratha 

2013

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Christian Eigen-Zucchi, Sonia Plaza, Hanspeter Wyss, Soonhwa Yi.

2013

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Ani Silwal

2012

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Gemechu Ayana Aga, Ani Silwal

2012

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra

2011

Migration and Development Brief

Nils Clotteau, José Ansón1

2011

Migration and Development Brief

Sanket Mohapatra, Dilip Ratha, Ani Silwal

2011

Migration and Development Brief

Sanket Mohapatra, Dilip Ratha, Ani Silwal1

2011

Study

Sonia Plaza, Mario Navarrete, Dilip Ratha

          

2011

Study

World Bank Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale

2011

Migration and Remittances Factbook

Ani Silwal, Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra

2011

Study

Sonia Plaza, Mario Navarrete, Dilip Ratha

          

2011

Study

Human Sciences Research Council

2011

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Ani Silwal

2010

Migration and Development Brief

Sanket Mohapatra, Dilip Ratha, Ani Silwal

2010

Study

The World Bank, DECPG, Africa Migration Project

2009

Sonia Plaza, Mario Navarrete, Dilip Ratha

          

          

2009

Study

World Bank Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale

2009

Study

Sonia Plaza, Mario Navarrete, Dilip Ratha

2009

Study

Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Social (CRES)

2009

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra

2009

Study

World Bank Human Sciences Research Council

2009

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Ani Silwal

2009

Study

Sonia Plaza, Mario Navarrete, Dilip Ratha

          

2009

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Ani Silwal

2009

Study

Sonia Plaza, Mario Navarrete, Dilip Ratha

          

2009

Study

Sonia Plaza, Mario Navarrete, Dilip Ratha

          

2009

Report

Suhas Ketkar, Dilip Ratha

2008

Migration and Development Brief

Andrew Burns, Sanket Mohapatra

2008

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, K. M. Vijayalakshmi, Zhimei Xu

2008

Migration and Development Brief

Neil G. Ruiz

2008

Migration and Development Brief

Neil G. Ruiz, Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias

2008

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Zhimei Xu

2008

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, K. M. Vijayalakshmi, Zhimei Xu

2007

Migration and Development Brief

Dilip Ratha, Irena Omelaniuk, Sanket Mohapatra 

2006

Migration and Development Brief

2006

Report

Munzele Maimbo, Dilip Ratha

2005