Laura Porras

Costa Rica  |  Associate, Migration, Remittances & Development

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Laura Porras is an associate in the Remittances and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Prior to joining the Dialogue in 2014, Porras worked on economic development for ten years with private and nonprofit organizations. She was previously head of Corporate Social Responsibility at BAC Bank in Costa Rica, focusing on financial education and environmental projects. Since 2011, she has been a consultant on migration, remittances, and development for international organizations.

Porras holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Costa Rica and a master’s in project management from the Central American Institute on Public Administration.

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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.

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Canada’s Migration Policy Model

At the core of a country’s sovereignty and identity is determining who comes, who stays, and who is eligible for citizenship. Canada is a prime example of a successful migration policy in action.

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