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The Development Dimension Migration, Remittances and Development: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264013881)

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This publication presents the current situation with regard to the magnitude and economic impact of migrants' remittances to their countries of origin. In 2004, remittances exceeded official development aid in several emigration countries: they totalled USD 126 billion according to IMF estimates.

The book surveys the channels used to collect these funds; the role of banking systems and other financial institutions; the introduction of new technologies and their impact on fund collection; how the funds are transferred; and how to reduce the costs. Focus is also placed on the different ways in which migrants themselves participate ‐‐ together with non‐governmental organisations, host countries and sending countries ‐‐ to open up new avenues for policies on development aid and co‐development. The direct role that migrants can play at the local level is highlighted.

Several countries and regions are illustrated: Southern European countries, Mexico, Turkey, North African and sub‐Saharan African countries, the Philippines and some Latin American countries.

Executive SummaryIntroduction: International Migrant Remittances and their Role in Development by Thomas Straubhaar and Florin P. VadeanPart I. Financial Flows Generated by Emigration and their Impact on Regional DevelopmentChapter 1. Migrant Remittances and their Impact on Development in the Home Economies: The Case of Africa by Flore GubertChapter 2. The Remittances of Moroccan Emigrants and their Usage by Bachir HamdouchChapter 3. Mexico: International Migration, Remittances and Development by Rodolfo Garcia ZamoraChapter 4. Migration, Remittances and their Impact on Economic Development by Ahmet IcduyguChapter 5. Migration Policies, Remittances and Economic Development in the Philippines by Carmelita DimzonPart II. Remittances and Financial Infrastructure: Challenges and ProspectsChapter 6. Principal Channels and Costs of Remittances: The Case of Turkey by Elif Koksal an dthomas LiebigChapter 7. Western Union and the World Market for Remittances by Khalid Fellahi and Susana de LimaChapter 8. The MoneySend and MasterCard Services by Olivier DenisAnnex to Part II. Financial Infrastructures and Remittance via the Banking System and Other Channels: The Cases of Portugal, Morocco, Latin America, and the Caribbean by Jose Nascimento Ribeiro, Laidi El Wardi and Mustapha Khyar, Pedro de VasconcelosPart III. Macroeconomic Impact of RemittancesChapter 9. What is the Macroeconomic Impact of International Remittances on the Home Country? by Jackline WahbaChapter 10. Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances by Sena EkenChapter 11. Emigrants' Remittances ‐ A Potentially Important Development Tool: The Case of ItalyChapter 12. Remittances and Development: The Case of Greece by Nicholas GlytsosChapter 13. Do International Migration and Remittances Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries? by Richard Adams and John PagePart IV. Recent Initiatives to Channel Remittances towards DevelopmentChapter 14. Social Learning as a Productive Project: The Tres por Uno (Three for One) Experience in Zacatecas, Mexico by Natasha IskanderChapter 15. Migration, Remittances and Economic Initiatives in Sub‐Saharan Africa by Babacar SallChapter 16. "Migration and Development": A Non‐Governmental Organisation Involved in Co‐Development by Nadia Bentaleb and Jamal LahousseinPart V. Remittances and Promotion of Development: Some ProposalsChapter 17. Incorporating Insights from Migration Research into Policy and Remittances by Jorgen CarlingChapter 18. Turning Remittances into Investments by Daniela BobevaChapter 19. Motivating Migrants for Social and Economic Development in Mali and Senegal by Mireille RaunetChapter 20. The Support of Non‐Governmental Organisations in the Collection of Remittances by Jacques Ould Aoudia Chapter 21. Some Lessons from the Agence Francaise de Developpement in the Field of Co‐Development by Guillaume CruseConclusions by Berglind Asgeirsdottir

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2005-11-01

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