This report summarizes the outlines the activities and achievements of the International Working Group (IWG) on Improving Data on Remittances, starting with the analysis of data weaknesses, the work program of the IWG, the improvement of concepts and definitions, and the creation of compilation guidance. It discusses data weaknesses and global discrepancies related to remittance data; summarizes the new and improved definitions and concepts; contains a draft outline of the forthcoming compilation guide, and discusses the role of household surveys in further improving remittance data.

Originally written for the 2006 Florence School on Euro-Mediterranean Migration and Development, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Publication Details

Remittances. Overview of the Existing Literature
Salomone, Sara
European University Institute, RSCAS
Publish Date
September 2006
Salomone, Sara, Remittances. Overview of the Existing Literature (European University Institute, RSCAS, September 2006).