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Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2007/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Smita Wagh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451866025

Keywords: remittances, migration, migrant, remittance, international migration

This paper assesses the impact of the steadily growing remittance flows to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Though the region receives only a small portion of the total recorded remittances to developing countries, and th...

Migration and Remittances in Moldova

Migration and Remittances in Moldova »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Milan Cuc , Erik Lundback , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064904.058

ISBN: 9781589064904

Keywords: Workers remittances, remittances, migration, workers? remittances, balance of payments, migrant

Labor migration and remittances, which have increasingly become a part of the global landscape, have profound economic and social consequences. Moldova, a small low-income country where an estimated one-third of th...

Remittances in the Pacific Region

Remittances in the Pacific Region »

Source: Remittances in the Pacific Region

Volume/Issue: 2007/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aiko Mineshima , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865998

Keywords: remittance, employment, migration, remittance flows

Remittances are large and have grown substantially over the past decade in the Pacific region. This primarily reflects the impact of emigration due to low growth and limited employment prospects at home. Many Pacif...

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Connel Fullenkamp , Thomas Cosimano , Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067011.084

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Given the large size of aggregate remittance flows (billions of dollars annually), they should be expected to have significant macroeconomic effects on the economies that receive them. This paper directly addresses...

International Transactions in Remittances
			: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG)

International Transactions in Remittances : Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2012

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069749.069

ISBN: 9781589069749

Keywords: remittances, remittance, surveys, survey, statistics, migration, remittances data, sampling, money transfer, remittance flows

This series contains practical "how-to" information for economists and includes topics such as tax policy, balance of payments statistics, external debt statistics, foreign exchange reserve management, and financia...

International Transactions in Remittances
			: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG)

International Transactions in Remittances : Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2013

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069763.069

ISBN: 9781589069763

Keywords: remittances, remittance, surveys, survey, statistics, migration, remittances data, sampling, money transfer, remittance flows

The International Transactions in Remittance: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) presents concepts, definitions, and classifications related to remittances. It is consistent with the new standards for measuring ba...

Remittances in Pakistan

Remittances in Pakistan »

Source: Remittances in Pakistan : Why have they gone up, and why Aren't they coming down?

Volume/Issue: 2011/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , and Udo Kock

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462303236

Keywords: remittances, remittance, worker migration, labor migration, International Factor Movements and International Business: General,

The flow of workers' remittances to Pakistan has more than quadrupled in the last eight years and it shows no sign of slowing down, despite the economic downturn in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other impo...

The Macroeconomics of Remittances

The Macroeconomics of Remittances »

Source: The Macroeconomics of Remittances : The Case of Tajikistan

Volume/Issue: 2006/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862621

Keywords: international migration, migration, banking, banking system, impact of remittances, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The paper seeks to assess the macroeconomic implications of large-scale inward remittances for a small open economy. By including remittances in several standard models, the paper concludes that the overall macroec...

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2009/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raju Singh , Kyung-woo Lee , and Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873634

Keywords: exchange rate, migration, determinants of remittances, real exchange rate

The paper investigates the determinants and the macroeconomic role of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa, assembling the most comprehensive dataset available so far on remittances in the region and incorporating dat...

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances »

Source: Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances

Volume/Issue: 2008/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Melkonyan , David Grigorian , and J. Scott Shonkwiler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870886

Keywords: censored data, measurement error, remittances, migration, equation, remittance, survey,

Empirical studies that use self-reported data on remittances to measure the latter's impact on microeconomic incentives mostly ignore the potential errors associated with reporting/measurement issues. An econometri...