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Migrants in ECA: 27.3 Million (UN 2009)

Remittances to ECA countries: $40 Billion (2011e)

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Overview. During the last three years crisis and post-crisis the Bank has been undertaking the challenge in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) to help countries with limited resources and migration policy improvement. Migration as an important phenomenon for the region has becoming more pronounced in the last decade with its significant contribution to foreign exchange earnings, economic growth and poverty reduction. This pattern is very distinct in many ECA countries, with a special attention to Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Increasingly, a large share of the labor force in many CIS countries is residing abroad. This could be as little as 5 percent or as large as one-third. Read more...

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