Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Remittances are among the most tangible links between migration and development. According to World Bank projections, international migrants are expected to remit more than $550 billion in earnings in 2013, of which $414 billion will flow to developing countries. In 24 countries, remittances were equal to more than 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2011; in nine countries they were equal to more than 20 percent of GDP. Select one of the maps below to visualize global remittance flows in 2012, numerically or as a share of GDP. Learn about remittance trends since 1970 and the relationships between remittance-sending and -receiving countries. For detailed remittances profiles of the top 10 remittance-receiving countries, along with related migration and development indicators and a world overview, click here.