Finance and Development Institutions

United Nations

  • United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division
    Searching for “remittances” at this website yields numerous reports of policy activities and publications of research.

  • United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division organized for state members of the UN a High Level Dialogue for on Migration and Develoment, which took place 14-15 September 2006.  Some of papers prepared for this meeting covered remittances.

  • United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW).
    Initiated in 2004 the UN-INSTRAW project on Gender, Migration, Remittances, and Development provides access to data, research findings, publications, news, and other resources with a gender perspective.

Research Centers

  • Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex
    The IDS website “Livelihoods Connect” provides a general overview of remittance and development issues and links to international conference agendas and papers and publications on the role that remittances play in the livelihoods of people during emergencies.  There are also links to a large number of organizations researching remittances.

  • Institute for the Study of International Migration
    ISIM has organized a Research Consortium on Remittances in Conflicts and Crises, which coordinates between international researchers and provides links to studies by some of it members.

Other Resources

  • Global Forum on Migration and Development
    Created by state members of the United Nations, the Global Forum on Migration and Development has met twice – first on 9-11 July 2007 in Brussels, second on 27-30 October in Manila – and will meet again in Athens in November 2009.  On the GFMD website, the reader can search for “remittances” on the document library functions of the Belgium and Philippine meeting web pages and find a number of relevant articles.

  • Migrant Remittances Newsletter
    This quarterly publication, which is supported by DfID and USAID, provides news and information about remittance flows, policies, and research. Subscriptions and back issues are available.

  • Migration Policy Institute
    This organization’s Migration Information Source provides policy analysis, reporting, and summaries of findings by leading researchers.  A search for “remittances” yields over 35 publications on various aspects of remittance flows, their impact on development, and policies for development.

  • Financial Action Task Force
    The FATF is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Publication Details

Topic 21 – Web Resources on Remittances
Social Science Research Council
Publish Date
March 2009
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