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Migration, Remittances, and Diaspora


More than 215 million people live outside their countries of birth, and over 700 million migrate within their countries. In the coming decades, demographic forces, globalization and climate change will increase migration pressures both within and across borders. Remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to have totaled $401 billion in 2012, an increase of 5.3% over the previous year. Global remittance flows, including those to high-income countries, were an estimated $529 billion in 2012. Learn more »

More on Migration, Remittances, and Diaspora Matters at the World Bank

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The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD)

The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) is envisaged to be a global hub of knowledge and policy expertise on migration and development issues. More »

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Migration and Remittances Unit

The World Bank's work on migration and remittances involves efforts to monitor and forecast remittance and migration flows, and to provide timely analysis on topics such as remittances, migration, and diaspora issues. More »

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Global Remittance Working Group

The World Bank leads the GLOBAL REMITTANCES WORKING GROUP (GRWG) to coordinate at international level the work on remittances. More »

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ECA Migration-MiRPAL (Migration and Remittances Peer-Assisted Learning) Network

MIRPAL is a community of migration and remittance practitioners and policymakers from the ECA countries. More »

Migration and Remittances Factbook

2011 Migration Factbook

The factbook provides a snapshot of migration and remittances for all countries, regions and income groups of the world, compiled from available data from various sources.

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Blog: People Move

People Move Blog

A blog about migration, remittances, and development.

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View the latest infographic on the 2013 Remittance Figures.

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