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role of remittances in leveraging sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.

role of remittances in leveraging sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean

hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, March 7, 2007

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emigrant remittances -- United States,
  • Emigrant remittances -- Latin America,
  • Emigrant remittances -- Caribbean Area,
  • Sustainable development -- Latin America,
  • Sustainable development -- Caribbean Area

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 84 p. :
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14562304M
    ISBN 10016078915X
    ISBN 109780160789151
    LC Control Number2007406286
    OCLC/WorldCa154307017

    International Migrant Remittances and their Role in Development1. III. INTERNATIONAL MIGRANT REMITTANCES AND THEIR ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT followed by Latin America and the Caribbean with 17 to 22%, and Central and Eastern Europe with 15 to 18% (Chart III.2). This is not surprising, since Asia is the most populous III. INTERNATIONAL MIGRANT File Size: KB. This report identifies features of remittances that make them ideal leveraging agents for poverty reduction and migration management agendas, and proposes a four-part international research and policy agenda for maximizing the development impact of international remittances.

    In Latin America and the Caribbean, remittances play an important role in the economy of the region, totaling over US$ billion in , with about 75% originating in the United States. This total represents more than the sum of Foreign direct investment and . With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in This gradual improvement can be understood as tale of two adjustments, external and fiscal, that are ongoing in response to earlier shocks. But headwinds from commodity terms-of-trade shocks and .

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB ) found that, for Latin America, 5–10 per cent of remittances were immediately invested in business of some form (and a roughly similar proportion was used for education). Woodruff and Zenteno () estimated that remittances provided about 20 per cent of the capital employed by more than The Caribbean country leading this growth was the Dominican Republic, with an annual growth of %, while the levels of remittances being sent to the other Caribbean countries included in this study grew only % to % during the year.


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Role of remittances in leveraging sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Role of Remittances in Leveraging Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Testimony of Dr. Elisabeth Rhyne Senior Vice President, ACCION International Before the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology of the Committee on Financial Services U.S.

House of Representatives March 7, The role of remittances in leveraging sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean: hearing before the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S.

House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, March 7, Using both macro and household data sets, Acosta et al.

() find that remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have a significant and negative impact on. 2 See Orozco and Hamilton () for a detailed analysis on remittances, the Diaspora and development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

3 See World Economic Outlook, April 4 This view is supported by empirical evidence in Haiti and Dominican Size: KB. With remittances estimated to have topped more than US$50 billion inLatin America is now the main destination of these flows. Second, remittances generate a number of important positive contributions to economic development.

Downloadable. Workers' remittances have become a major source of financing for developing countries and are especially important in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is at the top of the ranking of remittance receiving regions in the world. While there has been a recent surge in analytical work on the topic, this book is motivated by the large heterogeneity in migration and Cited by: Remittances are extremely important in the Latin American context.

Inremittances to Latin America amounted to about US$52 billion, making them. In Latin America and the Caribbean, remittances represent only 1 percent of GDP. Chart Remittances received by region, – (US$ millions) Source: Calculated using data from World Bank, Migration and Remittances Fact Book Economist for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Mario Guadamillas is a Senior Financial Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Department of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Humberto López is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief. Close to home: the development impact of remittances in Latin America (English) Abstract. The report analyzes the characteristics of households that are remittance recipients and how these characteristics affect the poverty-reducing impact of observed remittances by: determinants of remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean.

There already exist a handful of other relevant papers that discuss the determinants of remittances in other areas of the world and employ similar techniques. One of the first studies to use macro level data is Swamy ().

Swamy used data from Greece, Turkey, and Yugoslavia and. Leveraging Remittances for Development Dilip Ratha* Development Prospects Group World Bank H Street N.W.

Washington D.C. Paper presented at the Second Plenary Meeting of the Leading Group on Solidarity Levies to Fund Development, Oslo, February; and at the Brainstorming session on Migration and Development organized by the Migration Policy.

On the positive side, remittances have beneficial effects for stability. Patterns of migration and remittances. Outward migration (or emigration) has been an important phenomenon for countries in the region, particularly for the Caribbean; Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic; and Mexico.

Workers' remittances have become a major source of financing for developing countries and are especially important in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is at the top of the ranking of. performance by leveraging remittances for development.

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed $65 billion inregistering 6% growth over the previous year.

Among those countries with the highest levels of year-to-year growth are Colombia, Guatemala and Size: KB. Remittances & Development pRogRam RepoRt Remitant Future trends in Remittances to latin america and the caribbean manuel oRozco This briefing offers some reflections on future trends in family money transfers, or remittances, made by im-migrants.

We explore factors that may affect remittance growth in the context of the global Size: KB. Downloadable. There are four main messages that emerge from this book. First, no matter how authors look at the issue, remittances are extremely important in the Latin American context.

With remittances estimated to have topped more than US$50 billion inLatin America is now the main destination of these flows. Second, remittances generate a number of important positive. Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly those in Central America and the Caribbean.

The paper published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) examines recent trends in outward migration from and remittances to LAC, as well as their costs and benefits. For the home country, the [ ]. The Developmental Role of Remittances in U.S.

Latino Communities and in Latin American Countries B. Lindsay Lowell and Rodolfo de la Garza Figure 1. Remittances to Latin America SOURCE: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Development Indicators, CD-ROM ().

Remittances constitute a major economic force in Latin America and the Caribbean, where they are estimated to have grown 4% inreaching at least $ billion in In light of this growth, remittance trends, such as growth above 7% for Mexico and changes in policy toward Cuba, have important implications for national development in.

remittances to latin america and the caribbean in still below pre‑crisis levels page/3 Duringthe total amount of remittances received by Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was similar to the previous year, so the annual rate at the regional level barely varied.The development impact of workers' remittances in Latin America (Vol.

2): Detailed findings (English) Abstract. Workers' remittances have become a major source of financing for developing countries, and are especially important in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which is at the top of the ranking of remittances, receiving regions in the world.

Development Impact. On the positive side, remittances are believed to reduce poverty, as it is the poor who migrate and send back remittances. But this view has its critics. It is sometimes argued that remittances may increase inequality, because it is the rich who can migrate and send back remittances, making recipients even richer.