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Industry news

Omanye Money launches international mobile remittances to Ghana

U.K.-based Omanye Money has launched an international remittance service enabling customers to transfer funds directly from their mobile phones to rec

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Under the Wire

A San Diego startup has launched what it says is the first international shopping card — allowing immigrants to send money home without getting socked

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MasterCard and partners ramp up mobile remittances

A new joint venture between MasterCard, eServglobal and BICS aims to grow the market for mobile remittances by linking the credit card giant's relatio

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Safaricom, Western Union partner to allow free M-Pesa remittances

Safaricom and Western Union have partnered for a promotional deal that allows Western Union users in Europe to send money to Kenyan M-Pesa accounts fo

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PhilPost offers e-money service

The Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) said it's ready to face competition with other money transfer providers in the country, as it grows its remitta

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FINO may change remittance business in India’s hinterland

The landscape of the migrant-driven domestic remittance business, dominated by informal channels, may undergo a sea change with India's largest busine

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The Philippines is ripe for mobile remittances

Filipinos and mobile share a special relationship. With a mobile penetration of over 100 percent, almost everyone in the country has a mobile device.

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Econet plans to launch EcoCash remittances from South Africa

Zimbabwean operator Econet plans to enable remittances between locals and residents in South Africa via its EcoCash

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PHLPost, Instant Cash strengthen global remittance services

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can now send money anywhere in the world safe and fast via Instant Cash.

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Chunghwa Post's direct yuan remittance cuts out greenback middleman

Chunghwa Post Co. (中華郵政), which owns a broad network of post offices in Taiwan, launched direct Chinese yuan-denominated remittance services Wednesday

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Public sector

Philippines posts record $4.48bn BoP deficit in Jan

  The Philippines posted a record balance of payments (BoP) deficit of $4.48bn in January, when it saw its biggest-ever net portfolio outflows due to

20-02-2014
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Expatriates boost remittances by 4.1%

Jordanians' remittances went up by 4.1 per cent until the end of March, standing at $550.1 million, up from $528.6 million in the same period of last

07-04-2014
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Albania's remittances fell by 23 percent in 2013

Data from the Bank of Albania showed that the remittances fell by 23 percent in 2013, according to ATA on Wednesday.The Albanian central bank said the

20-02-2014
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Expat remittances lifeblood of Pak economy

Overseas Pakistanis are a vital source for the growth of Pakistan's economy, according to Saad Kaleem, Deputy General Manager of Habib Bank Limited (H

08-04-2014
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Zimbabwe: Diaspora remittances in decline

Remittances by Zimbabweans in the Diaspora sent through money transfer agencies and formal banking channels declined by 15 percent last year to $1.8 b

20-02-2014
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Rs 1m PPAF micro loans to curb poverty

Islamabad — Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) plans to extend one million micro loans during this year to combat poverty by providing financial

23-04-2014
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Migrants sent less money back to Mexico in 2013

  Mexico's central bank says the amount of money Mexican migrant workers sent home to their families fell by 3.75 percent in 2013, as compared to the

20-02-2014
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RBI refuses cash out facility to mobile operators

The banking and monetary regulator, Reserve Bank of India, has refused mobile network operators from providing cash out facility to debit card holders

23-04-2014
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Overseas Pakistanis send $ 55.01bn in last five years

By: Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui The overseas Pakistan had sent US $ 55.01 billion from the financial year 2008-09 to 2012-13, said Ministry of Overseas

20-02-2014
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Economy now relies less on OFW remittances

The National Economic and Development Authority is saying that the Philippine economy is becoming less dependent on remittances from overseas Filipino

23-04-2014
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Saudi expat remittances up 18pc

  Foreign remittance by expats in Saudi Arabia reached SR148 billion ($14.7 billion) last year, up 18 per cent compared to 2012, said a report. Pers

20-02-2014
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Indians send more money home

The amount of cash workers are sending from the UAE to India has surged by up to 20 per cent in the past three months because of the weak rupee,

23-04-2014
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Civil society

New Remittance Map Shows Where the Money Goes

  The Pew Research Center has built an interesting interactive map of remittance flows worldwide in 2012. International migrants sent $529 billion in

21-02-2014
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Somalia turns to Diaspora for investment

  The Somali government has said it intends to tap into its Diaspora to invest in the war-ravaged country.Speaking to the Somali Diaspora community i

21-02-2014
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AU Commission in final phase of establishing African Institute for Remittances

The African Union Commission is in the final phase of establishing the "African Institute for Remittances", announced an AU official on Wednesday. In

21-02-2014
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Ethiopia/AU: Kenya hosts African Institute for Remittances

  The African Union (AU) Executive Council has accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR), which is due to take off t

21-02-2014
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Africa: Somali Remittances - 10 Things You Need to Know

  In May 2013, Barclays announced that it would close the accounts of all but 19 of its 165 clients in the remittance transfer business. As HSBC and

21-02-2014
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Somaliland: UK Int. Dev. Minister discusses development and remittances...

  Somalis from all over the UK met the Secretary of State for International Development to express their need to re-enable remittance payments into t

21-02-2014
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Migrant Women Lift Remittances

Even when times were tough, immigrant Silvia Navas says she never stopped sending money to her mother in Guatemala.

08-04-2014
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Featured articles

The Post Office Banks on the Poor

ATHENS, Ga. — PEOPLE like to complain about banks popping up like Starbucks on every corner these days. But in poor neighborhoods, the phenomenon is q

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Zimbabwe: Diaspora remittances in decline

Remittances by Zimbabweans in the Diaspora sent through money transfer agencies and formal banking channels declined by 15 percent last year to $1.8 b

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New Remittance Map Shows Where the Money Goes

  The Pew Research Center has built an interesting interactive map of remittance flows worldwide in 2012. International migrants sent $529 billion in

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Ethiopia/AU: Kenya hosts African Institute for Remittances

  The African Union (AU) Executive Council has accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR), which is due to take off t

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Somalia turns to Diaspora for investment

  The Somali government has said it intends to tap into its Diaspora to invest in the war-ravaged country.Speaking to the Somali Diaspora community i

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Peru received $2.7 bn in remittances during 2013

Last year Peru received $2.7 billion in remittances, a figure that represents a 2.9 percent drop compared with 2012, the central reserve bank said in

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Migrants sent less money back to Mexico in 2013

Mexico's central bank says the amount of money Mexican migrant workers sent home to their families fell by 3.75 percent in 2013, as compared to the pr

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AU Commission in final phase of establishing African Institute for Remittances

The African Union Commission is in the final phase of establishing the "African Institute for Remittances", announced an AU official on Wednesday. In

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IFAD tender on baseline research in 11 African countries

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome Italy, has recently published a Request for Proposal on the United Nations Gl

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Ethiopia/AU: Kenya hosts African Institute for Remittances

  The African Union (AU) Executive Council has accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR), which is due to take off t

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Development community

  • International Financial Institutions
  • Migration 4 Development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is , a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. http://www.ifad.org 

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank. http://www.globalmigrationgroup.org

The World Bank is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge to support governments of member countries in their efforts to invest in schools and health centers, provide water and electricity, fight disease and protect the environment. http://www.worldbank.org/


The EU's executive body and represents the interests of Europe as a whole (as opposed to the interests of individual countries). http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) supports economic growth and poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean through the promotion of private investment and promoting private sector development. http://www.fomin.org

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation plans, directs, implements and assesses Spain's foreign policy and development cooperation policy, following the Government's guidelines and applying the principle of unity of external action. http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/Ministerio/Paginas/inicio.aspx 

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) lends directly to Latin-American, Central America, South American and Caribbean countries for infrastructure and civil society projects. http://www.iadb.org/en/inter-american-development-bank,2837.html

The government consists of a president, with the title of Prime Minister and several members with the title of Minister. It may also include one or more members with the title of Minister or Secretary of State. https://www.gouvernement.lu/

KNOMADThe 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.
http://www.knomad.org

 

GMGThe Global Migration Group (GMG) is an inter-agency group bringing together heads of 16 agencies for more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration. On the GMG website links to all individual agencies can be found.
http://www.globalmigrationgroup.org

 

JMDIThe Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making. Its membership comprises 19 countries plus the European Union. Each G20 president invites several guest countries each year. https://www.g20.org/about_G20

 

GFMDThe Global Forum on Migration & Development in line with the September 2006 report from the UN-GA High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD) and the GFMD Operating Modalities endorsed in Brussels in 2007, the GFMD is a voluntary, informal, non-binding and government-led process open to all States Members and Observers of the United Nations, - See more at:  http://www.gfmd.org/process#sthash.UBcNZKgR.dpuf.

 

Global Forum 2015

Useful information

  Registration    is free of charge, and you are all most welcome to participate. However, due to space availability and quotas by instit

29-11-2014
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Programme GFRD2015

PUBLIC SECTOR DAY - 16 JUNE THE REMITTANCES MARKETPLACE   Running parallel to the forum, the Remittances Marketplace will allow pri

26-11-2014
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About the GFRD2015

The Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD) 2015 will be held in Milan on 16-19 June, in conjunction with the Universal Exposition EXPO20

26-11-2014
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Expo Milano 2015 Participants

Expo Milano 2015 is a global event characterized by its nature of uniting many different voices, basing its success on the involvement of all the vari

24-06-2014
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Global Forum on Remittances Development

More info on the GFR2014 page About the Forum The Global Forum on Remittances 2013 is the fourth in a series of groundbreaking fora dedicated to hig

28-05-2014
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