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Events
VIII Global Remittances Working Group (GRWG) Spring Meeting
April 15, 2011Washington, D.C.

The World Bank organized the VIII Meeting of the Global Remittance Working Group in Washington D.C., on April 15, 2011 as a follow-up on the previous GRWG meeting in October 2010. Participants convened to discuss the recent updates on the international effort towards the reduction of costs for remittances and actions moving forward.

Following up on the last meeting (held in Washington in October 2010) the World Bank organized the VIII Meeting of the Global Remittance Working Group in Washington D.C., on April 15, 2011. The event convened governmental authorities, other international organizations and members of the private sector to discuss the recent updates on the international effort towards the reduction of costs for remittances and actions moving forward. The meeting hosted also a Special Session on “Innovative Financing and International Remittances”.

Agenda

List of Participants

Minutes

List of Presentations

Diaspora Bonds for Education
by D. Ratha and S. Ketkar

The Global Effort in the Remittances Arena: Mapping and Evaluation against the Remittance Prices Worldwide
by M. Cirasino and D. Ratha

Bilateral Comparison of Personal Remittances Statistics
Bank of Russia

Diversified Payment Rights (DPR)- Secured Financing
by K. Kime

Shadow Ratings for Unrated Countries
by D. Ratha