Analysis

Migrant Financial Health

Addressing the unique financial needs of migrants will optimize the potential of their contributions and those of future generations.

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura, Nancy Castillo

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Center for Financial Services Innovation

Migration From Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States: Policy Options

Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States has grown steadily over the past forty years. In addition to leaving their countries amidst political and economic hardship, the vast majority of these migrants face additional challenges to their legal status. One way to look for solutions is to consider a comprehensive approach to migration through recruitment, retention, return, relief and reform.

Manuel Orozco

Reports ˙

Migrants, Remittances, and New Technologies

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed US$70 billion in 2016, representing a critical source of income for the region. Two new Dialogue studies shed light on remittances, emerging technologies in methods of transfers, and opportunities for financial inclusion. These studies were presented and discussed on May 17th at an event moderated by Peter Hakim, President Emeritus of the Dialogue, and featuring speakers Manuel Orozco, the Director of the Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances, and Development Program, and Daniel Ayala, the Executive Vice President and Head of Global Remittances Services for Wells Fargo.

Stephanie Bishop

Event Summaries ˙

A Conversation with Luis Guillermo Solís

On March 16th the Dialogue welcomed the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís. With persistent problems of crime and violence, ongoing migration challenges, lackluster regional economic growth, continuing concerns about corruption in many countries, and uncertainties about the new US administration’s policies, Central America faces a complicated and unsettled situation. President Solís discussed these issues and several others during this open discussion at The Dialogue.

Danielle Edmonds

Event Summaries ˙

Guatemala

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Guatemala’s development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Costa Rica

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Costa Rica’s development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Migration

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping migration flows in the Central American region.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Central America

Central America faces a wide range of challenges in the global context, of which organized crime, access to trade and financing, and outbound migration are a few. This is a compilation of the most relevant Dialogue’s reports on the region.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Nicaragua

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Nicaragua’s development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Honduras

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Honduras’ development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Issues Shaping Central America

A compilation of the most relevant Dialogue’s articles, presentations and reports on Central America: its development challenges and policy options.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

El Salvador

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping El Salvador’s development.

Reports ˙

Private Conversation with El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo Martínez

On Monday, December 5th, 2016, the Dialogue welcomed El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugo Martínez for a discussion on US-El Salvador relations in light of recent political developments in Central and North America. The discussion focused on the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle as the guiding policy of US engagement with El Salvador and the neighboring countries of Guatemala and Honduras.

Lily Welborn

Event Summaries ˙

Migration, Remittances and Development

This document offers an introduction to the migration dynamics in Guatemala and proposes an approach to leverage opportunities.

Manuel Orozco

Presentations ˙

Myths and Assumptions about Remittances

There are amply cited statements about remittances that typically reflect value judgments rather than informed opinions based on empirical evidence.

Julia Yansura