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Middle East and Central Asia Department


  • I. Introduction

  • II. Measuring African Remittances and Migration

  • III. Methodology

  • IV. Estimation and Results

  • V. Conclusion

  • References

  • Tables

  • 1. Summary of Workers’ Remittances Data

  • 2. Comparing Official to Total Remittance Estimates

  • 3. Migration-Weighted Growth Rates of Host Country GDP

  • 4. Forecast Growth Rate of Remittances

  • 5. Estimated Impact of the Change in Remittances on GDP

  • 6. Shares of Total Migrants for Each African Country in Each of its Top 10 Destinations

  • Figures

  • 1. Geographic Distribution of African Migrants

  • 2. Average Host Country per Capita GDP

  • 3. Shock to Average Host Country GDP

The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa: What's the Damage?
Author: Mr. Ralph Chami, Mr. Adolfo Barajas, Anjali Garg, and Connel Fullenkamp