Analysis

Un hombre aborda un bus en Managua en medio de la epidemia del coronavirus

El impacto de la pandemia sobre las remesas en Nicaragua y América Latina

La pandemia causada por el Covid-19 está creando estragos y consecuencias económicas en todo el mundo. En 2020, se proyecta caída de -5 por ciento de las remesas en Nicaragua, recibiendo $75 millones menos, con una caída mayor del turismo, la economía caerá en -2 por ciento.

Manuel Orozco

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Migrants and the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Remittances

This analysis offers a glimpse of the potential impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on US immigrants and family remittances. Past events involving worldwide crises can offer insight as to how this pandemic will likely affect remittance transfers. Considering migrants’ financial and health vulnerabilities as well as the forecast recession, a conservative estimate shows that remittances will register a -3 percent decline in 2020 relative to 2019, from $77 billion to $75 billion.

Manuel Orozco

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Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019. Remittance volume and growth. Political instability. Migration and development.

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019: Emerging Challenges

This report analyzes trends in remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019 and explores the factors related to slowing remittance growth. Family remittances to the region grew by approximately 8% compared to 2018 and totaled nearly US$100 billion, which stands in contrast to the region’s slower economic growth of 0.6%.

Manuel Orozco

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The Remittance Marketplace in 2019

The Remittance Marketplace in 2019: The Growing Role of Digital Payments

This report analyzes the role of money transfer intermediaries on migrants sending remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean. We look at the current modernization of the payments industry, specifically as it relates to digital payments, analyzes trends in transfer costs, and discusses the proposed changes to the ‘Remittance Rule,’ including the consequences they may have on remittance senders.

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas, Nicole Ledesma

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La migración y la democracia: exclusión y expulsión

La exclusión y la expulsión son los resultados de estructuras estatales dañadas, afectadas por muchos países en condiciones estatales fallidas, así como la ausencia de consenso o polarización social y política sobre el tipo de sujeto político que conforma la sociedad moderna.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

The risks of de-risking

De-risking – which involves the cancellation of correspondent relationships by large international banks – has slowed on a global level, However, the threat remains in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Banker

From the Remittance Industry Observatory: Nigeria Country Profile and Libra

The September 2019 Newsletter of the Remittance Industry Observatory looks at Nigeria, a country with a complex history of migration and some of the largest remittance flows in Africa and presents a summary of a recent Congressional Hearing on Facebook’s proposed mobile wallet, Calibra.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura

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The impact of migrants’ remittances and investment on rural youth

Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program, recently co-authored a report with Mariellen Jewers titled “The impact of migrants’ remittances and investment on rural youth.”

Manuel Orozco

Reports ˙ ˙ International Fund for Agricultural Development

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Migración centroamericana en la era de Donald Trump

Manuel Orozco fue entrevistado por Radio Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Orozco analizó la política migratoria del presidente Donald Trump y las condiciones económicas de países centroamericanos como factores de la migración regional.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ Radio Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

El control sobre las remesas familiares en Nicaragua

Hay una razón muy simple de parte del Gobierno de aumentar controles sobre las transacciones, su lógica es política y económica como mecanismo de sobrevivencia.

Manuel Orozco

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