Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Gender and migration
International Migration, Remittances, and the Brain Drain
Presented here is a compilation of articles on the intersection of migrant education, emigration, remittances, and brain drain. Each article lays out the methodology and data sources used to reach their conclusions, so that readers can use studies as possible templates or inspiration for their own work. Case studies primarily treat Latin America and the Philippines, though there are a number of studies that discuss the effects of phenomena like brain gain in OECD countries.
Migration and Remittances Household Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa: Methodological Aspects and Main Findings
The report lets readers look at the sources, content, methodology, fieldwork practices, and data processing used to complete a World Bank household survey accessing the importance of remittances in eleven Subsaharan African countries. The topics covered by the survey include return migration, the type and amount of remittances generally sent, the motives for migration, and more. Readers might be interested in how the survey also took into account the gender and education level of migrants.
Remittances: How reliable are the data?
The paper briefly discusses issues related to estimations of aggregate volumes of remittances, bilateral remittances and remittance transfer costs. The authors argue that methodologies commonly used introduce a number of biases or suffer from limitations that confirm how problematic it is to generate accurate "evidence" on remittances.