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Remittances in ACP Countries :

Key Challenges and Ways Forward, Informing Discussions of the ACP-EU Dialogue on Migration and Development
Publisher: 
IOM
City: 
Brussels
Volume, number, page: 
188 p.
Category: 
Abstract: 
Remittances that migrants send home play an important role in boosting the home country’s development as they are a steady, reliable source of investment that helps millions of individuals and households to raise living standards, improve health and education, provide capital for entrepreneurial pursuits and, in many instances, can foster financial inclusion. This is especially true for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, which present some of the highest remittance dependency ratios in the world. Despite multiple efforts and international commitments, challenges still remain. Costs of sending remittances are high, and there are many obstacles to access affordable formal remittance channels.

The publication ACP Countries: Key Challenges and Ways Forward presents the main challenges that ACP countries face today in relation to remittances and provides nine possible ways forward to tackle these difficulties.

More than numbers :

How migration data can deliver real-life benefits for migrants and governments(Final version for World Economic Forum in Davos on 24 January 2018)
Publisher: 
IOM
City: 
Geneva
Volume, number, page: 
124 p.
Abstract: 
Migration is a complex global challenge. Around 258 million people are currently estimated to be residing outside their country of birth – a number that has almost tripled in the past 50 years. This has policy implications across a myriad of dimensions ranging from border management to labour market participation and integration.
Decision makers absolutely need one thing to devise appropriate policies: reliable information. Relevant, high-quality dataI is critical for designing, implementing and evaluating policies that can generate substantial economic, social and humanitarian benefits for countries and migrants alike.
Despite widespread consensus on the importance of data to manage migration effectively, the current availability of relevant and reliable data is still very limited. Even when data is available, it is often not used to its full potential (including new data which is being produced in abundance from digital devices). Unfortunately, the current debate focuses far too much on how to get more and better data – a technical debate for experts
in the engine room of politics. This report aims to shift this debate from theory into practice. Decision makers need to be convinced of the value that migration data can deliver. This report is intended to support decision makers in capturing concrete economic, social
and humanitarian benefits in line with targets they choose to prioritize – by leveraging the data that matters.

Migración y remesas nexos América Latina-Europa

Publisher: 
AECID
City: 
Madrid
Volume, number, page: 
n.8, pp.175-193
Abstract: 
El artículo examina los nexos entre migración, remesas y desarrollo, con base en estudios sobre la migración latinoamericana hacia Estados Unidos, España, Suiza e Italia, con el propósito de ilustrar las interrelaciones entre los determinantes de la migración, las características de los y las migrantes, las condiciones vigentes en los países receptores de migrantes y los patrones de envíos de remesas. Analiza la composición según sexo y calificación de los migrantes ecuatorianos y dominicanos, las tendencias en los flujos migratorios y la inserción ocupacional en los países de llegada, vinculando el volumen de remesas con la calidad de la ocupación de migrantes en los mercados laborales de destino. Concluye que no se han encontrado resultados claros sobre el tipo de impactos de remesas sobre la pobreza, el surgimiento de actividades económicas y las condiciones de vida en los hogares migrantes. Finalmente, pone en duda la continuidad de las remesas, dada la inestabilidad de los mercados de trabajo en los países de destino de migrantes, y la emergencia de políticas migratorias restrictivas.
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