Analysis

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

Each year, the Inter-American Dialogue analyzes remittances to the region, identifying areas of growth and new trends that are impacting how people send and receive money. Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean reached $85 billion in 2018, an important financial flow and a critical source of support for many households in the region.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura

Reports ˙

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

Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala Video

Linking Migration to Housing and Urban Planning in Guatemala

On October 29, 2020, the second virtual session of the Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV for its initials in Spanish) took place. The Housing Laboratory’s objective was to explore the role of urban and land use planning in the context of international migration and return migration. It further considered how these processes can be integrated into Guatemala’s National Housing Council’s (CONAVI) ongoing efforts to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements in order to guarantee access to decent housing and boost local economic development.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ The Inter-American Dialogue

Video

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

On April 4, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted its yearly event on remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018.” The event brought together a panel of experts for a discussion of 2018 remittance flows, the outlook for 2019,  and issues influencing the marketplace.

Natali Solano

Event Summaries ˙

Money transfers to Venezuela

Money Transfers to Venezuela: Remittance Flows Amidst Evolving Foreign Exchange

This report offers an overview of how foreign currency regulations affect money transfers to Venezuela in addition to describing and explaining Venezuelan migrant remitting behavior in six migrant host countries. It also provides an estimate of the aggregate volume of remittances sent to Venezuela.

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

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Participantes del conversatorio

Desarrollo para Guatemala: El cómo desde la migración

El 28 de enero del 2021, El Diálogo Interamericano, en colaboración con la Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores de Guatemala-San Marcos, organizó un conversatorio privado, “La migración como elemento del desarrollo integral: Alianzas y prácticas para su inclusión estratégica” con el apoyo de Cities Alliance. El conversatorio se concentró en el caso guatemalteco con el objetivo de socializar y discutir perspectivas planteadas por actores que trabajan con los lugares de origen, destino y retorno.

Kathryn Klaas, Juan Hernandez

Event Summaries ˙

Picture of Manuel Orozco Video

Covid-19 Impacts Migrant Vulnerabilities and Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

Manuel Orozco was interviewed on CGTN America about the impact of the United States’ Covid-19 related economic crisis on Latin American migrants and remittances sent to Latin America. “Migrant workers all over the world are losing their jobs, and perhaps the job losses are higher than for the native-born population. One of the consequences is that migrants feel constrained from continuing sending money to their families.”

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN America

Panelists remittance transparency event Video

La transparencia en los datos sobre remesas: implicaciones para el sector público

El 15 de abril del 2021 se llevó a cabo “Diálogo de alto nivel: el rol clave de la transparencia de datos en las remesas” con el objetivo de ampliar las discusiones sobre la transparencia en los datos sobre remesas que ingresan a Guatemala y conocer la perspectiva de actores claves sobre la posibilidad de crear un observatorio nacional sobre remesas.

Kathryn Klaas, Juan Hernandez

Event Summaries ˙

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

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Remesas convertidas en ahorro

En alianza con Banpro y la Alianza para las Migraciones en Centroamérica y México, nuestro programa de inclusión financiera generó US$960,000 en ahorros.

Iván Olivares

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial