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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. 

Link:

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/events/other/workshop/2015/docs/MPP_Issue_21.pdf

Source/Editor:

Migration Policy Practice

Author(s):

Sandra Paola Alvarez Pascal Briod Olivier Ferrari and Ulrike Rieder

Date of Publication:

Status:

Free

Country/Region:

Global

Language:

English

Keywords:

Remittances