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Patterns, determinants and impact of internal migration in Kakamega district, Kenya
L. Giesbert / GIGA Deutsches Orient-Institut / GIGA German Institute for Middle East Studies 2007
This paper investigates patterns, determinants and the impact of internal migration on households based on data from a densely populated rural area in Kakamega district in Western Kenya. It finds that the motivation behind migration i...
Information on young migrants
United Nations Population Fund 2006
Why do young people move? Who are they? This report explores the lives of young migrants from or those whose lives are marked by the experiences of spouses or relatives who have moved abroad. The authors hope that by listen...
Should the US be rethinking its priorities in Latin America?
N. Birdsall; P. Hakim / Center for Global Development, USA 2007
US policy priorities in Latin America may be shifting. This note explores ways that the Bush administration can help to advance development goals in the region. Authors challenge Washington to consider who loses out in free-trade...
What role can remittances play during crises?
K. Savage; P. Harvey / Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI 2007
Remittances, or migrants sending money home, are an important part of many people’s lives around the world. Relatively little is known, however, about the role that remittances play in crises. This paper explores this role, anal...
Migrant remittances – the advantages of personal flows
D. Ratha / Migration Policy Institute 2007
Migrant remittances are the most tangible and perhaps the least controversial link between migration and development. This paper finds that remittances provide a convenient angle for approaching the complex migration agenda. They play...
Money transfers creating business opportunities for microfinance institutions
Glisovic-Mezieres J. / Microfinance Gateway, CGAP 2007
In this brief the author notes that money transfers is a rapidly growing area, creating business opportunities for microfinance institutions (MFIs). As a fee-based product, money transfers can generate revenues and bolster the bottom ...
Remittances, development and the role of NGOs
F. Deans; L. Lönnqvist; K. Sen / International NGO Training and Research Centre 2007
This paper finds that NGOs should be wary of joining the ‘remittances euphoria’ of recent years. It points out that attempts to link remittances to wider development initiatives have met with limited success according to t...
Why have migrant remittances in India grown so spectacularly?
Migration Policy Institute 2007
This paper explores the relative importance of remittances in India’s economy and identifies factors responsible for this exponential gain, focusing on the effects of government and commercial bank policies, the profile of recen...
Receipt of remittances improves school enrolment in South Africa
Y. Lu; D.J. Treiman / California Center for Population Research, USA 2007
In South Africa, black people are much more likely to migrate for work and to send remittances home than any other group. This paper studies the effect of those remittances on black children’s schooling, using data from househol...
Migration and remittances in Southern Africa
W. Pendleton,; J. Crush,; E. Campbell, / Southern African Migration Project 2006
What are the development impacts of remittances by migrants in Southern Africa? This extensive paper, based on the migration and remittances survey (MARS), provides nationally-representative data on remittance flows and usage at the h...
Items 1 to 10 of 72

Items 1 to 10 of 72

Patterns, determinants and impact of internal migration in Kakamega district, Kenya
L. Giesbert / GIGA Deutsches Orient-Institut / GIGA German Institute for Middle East Studies 2007
This paper investigates patterns, determinants and the impact of internal migration on households based on data from a densely populated rural area in Kakamega district in Western Kenya. It finds that the motivation behind migration i...
Information on young migrants
United Nations Population Fund 2006
Why do young people move? Who are they? This report explores the lives of young migrants from or those whose lives are marked by the experiences of spouses or relatives who have moved abroad. The authors hope that by listen...
Should the US be rethinking its priorities in Latin America?
N. Birdsall; P. Hakim / Center for Global Development, USA 2007
US policy priorities in Latin America may be shifting. This note explores ways that the Bush administration can help to advance development goals in the region. Authors challenge Washington to consider who loses out in free-trade...
What role can remittances play during crises?
K. Savage; P. Harvey / Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI 2007
Remittances, or migrants sending money home, are an important part of many people’s lives around the world. Relatively little is known, however, about the role that remittances play in crises. This paper explores this role, anal...
Migrant remittances – the advantages of personal flows
D. Ratha / Migration Policy Institute 2007
Migrant remittances are the most tangible and perhaps the least controversial link between migration and development. This paper finds that remittances provide a convenient angle for approaching the complex migration agenda. They play...
Money transfers creating business opportunities for microfinance institutions
Glisovic-Mezieres J. / Microfinance Gateway, CGAP 2007
In this brief the author notes that money transfers is a rapidly growing area, creating business opportunities for microfinance institutions (MFIs). As a fee-based product, money transfers can generate revenues and bolster the bottom ...
Remittances, development and the role of NGOs
F. Deans; L. Lönnqvist; K. Sen / International NGO Training and Research Centre 2007
This paper finds that NGOs should be wary of joining the ‘remittances euphoria’ of recent years. It points out that attempts to link remittances to wider development initiatives have met with limited success according to t...
Why have migrant remittances in India grown so spectacularly?
Migration Policy Institute 2007
This paper explores the relative importance of remittances in India’s economy and identifies factors responsible for this exponential gain, focusing on the effects of government and commercial bank policies, the profile of recen...
Receipt of remittances improves school enrolment in South Africa
Y. Lu; D.J. Treiman / California Center for Population Research, USA 2007
In South Africa, black people are much more likely to migrate for work and to send remittances home than any other group. This paper studies the effect of those remittances on black children’s schooling, using data from househol...
Migration and remittances in Southern Africa
W. Pendleton,; J. Crush,; E. Campbell, / Southern African Migration Project 2006
What are the development impacts of remittances by migrants in Southern Africa? This extensive paper, based on the migration and remittances survey (MARS), provides nationally-representative data on remittance flows and usage at the h...
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