Migration and Remittances Publications

October 13, 2015

Migration and Remittances Briefs

These briefs are informal notes for Bank staff on the development implications of current migration and remittances issues. They highlight emerging trends or topical issues, and are issued every second month (or more frequently if the occasion demands). Contributions are greatly welcome.


Working Papers:

Irving, Jacqueline, Sanket Mohapatra and Dilip Ratha. 2008.

Ratha, Dilip, Sanket Mohapatra, and Sonia Plaza.2008. Beyond Aid: New Sources and Innovative Mechanisms forFinancing Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. [PDF, 183 KB]

Adams, Jr., Richard H., Alfredo Cuecuecha, and John Page. 2008. Remittances, consumption and investment in Ghana.[PDF, 316 KB] World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No 4515.

Ratha, Dilip, Prabal De and Sanket Mohapatra.2007. Shadow Sovereign Ratings for Unrated Developing Countries. [PDF, 612 KB]World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4269.

Ketkar, Suhas and Dilip Ratha. 2007. Development Finance via Diaspora Bonds: Track Record andPotential. [PDF, 836 KB]

Ratha, Dilip. 2007. Leveraging Remittances for Development. [PDF,517 KB]

Ratha, Dilip, and William Shaw. 2007. South-South Migration and Remittances. [PDF,720 KB] World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Ratha, Dilip, 2007. Why Should Financial Institutions Care about Remittances? [PDF,20 KB]

Backgroundpapers for Global Economic Prospects 2006:

Lowell, B. Lindsay, and Stefka G. Gerova. 2004.“Diasporas and Economic Development: State of Knowledge. [DOC, 150KB ] World Bank, Washington. September.

Freund, Caroline, and Nikola Spatafora. 2005."Remittances: Costs, Determinants, and Informality." World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3704. Washington, DC.

Ratha, Dilip, and Jan Riedberg. 2005. "On Reducing Remittance Costs." [PDF, 164KB] Unpublished paper. Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC.