Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Migration and Remittances


Author Info

  • Mohapatra, Sanket

    (World Bank)

  • Ratha, Dilip

    (World Bank)


Remittances to developing countries are estimated to have declined by 6.1 percent in 2009 as a result of weak job markets in major destination countries. Although new migration has fallen, it is still positive. The stock of international migrants, therefore, has continued to grow and remittances have remained resilient. Going forward, remittance flows to Latin America are expected to recover, whereas those to East Asia and South Asia are likely to slow. Policy responses should involve efforts to facilitate migration and remittances to make these flows cheaper, safer, and more productive for both the sending and the receiving countries.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by The World Bank in its journal Economic Premise.

Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 1-8

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep2

Contact details of provider:
Postal: 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433
Phone: (202) 477-1234
Web page:
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: remittances; labor; developing countries; development; migration; migrants; financial crisis; Latin America; East Asia; South Asia;

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:


References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Dilip Ratha & Sanket Mohapatra & Ani Silwal, 2009. "Migration and Remittance Trends 2009 : A Better-Than-Expected Outcome So Far, But Significant Risks Ahead," World Bank Other Operational Studies 10958, The World Bank.
  2. repec:ilo:ilowps:433612 is not listed on IDEAS
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Valentina VASILE & Liviu VASILE, 2011. "Youths on labour market.Features. Particularities. Pro-mobility factors for graduates. Elements of a balanced policy for labour migration," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 32(1(41)), pages 97-123, June.
  2. Weist, Dana & Togo, Eriko & Prasad, Abha, 2010. "Crisis preparedness and debt management in low income countries : strengthening institutions and policy frameworks," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5372, The World Bank.
  3. Balan, Mariana & Uzlau, Carmen, 2010. "Migration in the Context of Current Economic and Financial Crisis - Comparative Analysis," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(5), pages 82-99.


This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep2. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael Jelenic).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.