Analysis

Fact Sheet: Family Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean experienced nearly 10% growth in 2018, one of the largest growth rates in the past 10 years. Growth in remittances stands in stark contrast to the sluggish 1.9% economic growth rate for the region. The countries with the highest remittance growth rates in 2018 included Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala and Paraguay.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Video

¿Cómo afectarían al envío de remesas los cambios migratorios de Donald Trump?

Con los cambios de la política migratoria de Estados Unidos, se cuestiona el impacto que la finalización del Estatus de Protección Temporal tendrá sobre los países que envían remesas a sus países de origen. Manuel Orozco comenta para CNN sobre el impacto en Honduras, Nicaragua y El Salvador.

Manuel Orozco, Jose Manuel Rodriguez,

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

Video

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

On January 25, 2018 the Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances & Development Program hosted “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017,” an annual event presenting remittance flows to the region.

Audrey Velanovich

Event Summaries ˙

Eliminación del TPS impactaría remesas en unos $150 millones

Orozco, citando estudios del Diálogo Interamericano, sostiene que unos 146.500 salvadoreños con TPS envían dinero a El Salvador, lo que suma anualmente unos $630 millones. En el peor de los escenarios, “un retorno de todos los salvadoreños implicaría que El Salvador no tendrá crecimiento económico”.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mundo

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

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 ˙

Nicaragua

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

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 ˙

Internet-Based Transfers: Current Landscape

Internet-based products have grown substantially in recent years, and constitute an important source of innovation for the remittance industry. Although these products present important opportunities for businesses and consumers, the low rate of penetration merits further discussion and analysis. The article concludes that perhaps the issue is still more structural, that the ecosystem of payment services is performing unevenly, partly due to poor financial access among clients and merchants.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras

Reports ˙

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016

In 2016, the flow of remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed US $70 billion. In the 20 countries for which there is data available, the flow reached US$69 billion. This increase demonstrates continued growth since the post-recession period. In this article, we find a range of factors shaping this growth,

Manuel Orozco

Reports ˙